The water pressure at the bottom of the Marianas Trench is approximately 1,100 kPa. With how much force would the water pressure at the bottom of the Marianas Trench push on a fish with a surface area of .50 m^2?

Nov 25, 2015

$550 \text{kN}$

Explanation:

Pressure = force/area

$\therefore$Force = pressure x area.

$F = 1 , 100 \times {10}^{3} \times 0.5 = 550 , 000 \text{N}$

$F = 550 \text{kN}$