The thin-walled, 1-m-diameter tank of Fig. P2.144 is closed at one end and has a mass of 90 kg. The open end of the tank is lowered into the water and held in the position shown by a steel block having a density of 7840 kg/m3 . Assume that the air that is trapped in the tank is compressed at a constant temperature. Determine: (a) the reading on the pressure gage at the top of the tank, and (b) the volume of the steel block.
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