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An octopus uses one sucker of diameter 2.54 cm on each of the two shells of a clam in an attempt to pull the shells apart. ?

An octopus uses one sucker of diameter 2.54 cm on each of the two shells of a clam in an attempt to pull the shells apart. Find the greatest force (in N) the octopus can exert on a clamshell in salt water 26.8 m deep. (The density of salt water is about 1030 kg/m^3.)

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago
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    Ptot = Patm + ρgh and A = πr² so max. force is

    F = PA = (Patm + ρgh)πr²

    Just stick values in. (If you weren't Anonymous I'd have done the whole thing, but you could be a tme-waster.)

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