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Two identical cubes A and B are placed in a tank containing a liquid as shown below. Choose the correct statement regarding pressures exerted on them.


A

The pressure experienced by cube A is more.

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B

The pressure experienced by cube B is more.

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C

The pressure experienced by cubes A and B are equal.

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D

We need to know density of the liquid to compare the pressures experienced by cubes A and B.

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Solution

The correct option is B

The pressure experienced by cube B is more.


In a stationary liquid, pressure increases with an increase in depth from the free surface. This implies that cube B will experience more pressure as compared to cube A.


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