# A sample of gas X occupies 10#m^3# at the pressure of 120 kPa. If the volume of the sample is 3#m^3#, what is the new pressure of the gas?

##### 1 Answer

Jan 21, 2017

The new pressure is 400 kPa

#### Explanation:

To solve this problem use Boyle's law.

As the volume decreases the pressure increases. This means that the new pressure will be greater than the original pressure.

Putting these values into the equation gives.

Dividing both sides by

400 kPa = ?

The unknown is 400 kPa.