### How much pressure would a column of water ten feet high exert at it's base?

Pressure is measured in many different units of measure, e.g. pounds per square inch(psi), standard atmospheres(ATM) and millimeters of mercury(mm Hg). To calculate the pressure in mm Hg, convert 10 feet of water(exact measure) into millimeters of water using 1 inch = 25.4 mm: 10 ft H2O = 10 * 12 in/ft * 25.4 mm/in = 3048 mm H2O. (retain all digits in the intermediate calculation) Now, convert mm H2O to mm Hg using the…