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or, if you prefer, 0.098179 cubic metres. One cubic centimeter of water weighs one gram so the weight of the water is 98,178 grams which is 98.178 kilograms. If the pipe is vertical then the area of the water at the bottom of the pipe is
Hence the mass of water per unit area is
Pressure is measured as force per unit area and you have mass per unit area. To convert, we use F=ma, Newtons's second law. The a here is the acceleration due to gravity. So we simply multiply the figure above by the acceleration due to gravity (9.8 m/s^{2}) and get 122.5 kPa (kiloPascals are each 10^{3} kg / m / s^{2}). This is the pressure due to the weight of the water, what is normally called "Gauge Pressure". If you wanted absolute pressure instead of gauge pressure, you'd need to add the current atmospheric pressure to this. That's typically around another 100 kPa. Although kPa are the normal metric units we use here in Canada, you may use torr or pounds per square inch. You can convert to such quantities (and many others) using the pressure converter at OnlineConversion.com. Penny, Stephen and Gabe.  


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