How does the pressure of a liquid depend on its depth? Draw a labelled diagram to show that the pressure of a liquid depends on its depth. Answer by MERITNATION EXPERTS ONLY please.

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Liquids exert pressure on wall of its container.

The pressure exerted by liquid depends upon its density and height or depth of the container.



density of liquid,

g = acceleration due to gravity

h = height of liquid from the surface.

i.e.For a given liquid greater the height of liquid or depth of container, more will be its pressure.

  • The following diagram shows equal pressure exerted by the liquid at the given depth in all directions:
  • As the pressure is same in all directions, the velocity of efflux through the holes and the range of liquid on the ground is equal in all directions.

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