Problem 14.2: Mercury barometer

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A tube contains a column of mercury while the bottom container of mercury is open to the atmosphere to form a mercury barometer (position is given in tenths of meters and pressure given in pascals). What is the atmospheric pressure? Restart.

Problem authored by Anne J. Cox.

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