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# The world record for lowest pressure (at sea level) was 658 mm Hg, recorded inside

**Chapter 0, Problem 32**

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**QUESTION:**

The world record for lowest pressure (at sea level) was 658 mm Hg, recorded inside Typhoon Ida on September 24, 1958, in the Philippine Sea. Convert this pressure to:

(a) torr

(b) atmospheres

(c) inches of mercury

(d) pounds per square inch

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**QUESTION:**

The world record for lowest pressure (at sea level) was 658 mm Hg, recorded inside Typhoon Ida on September 24, 1958, in the Philippine Sea. Convert this pressure to:

(a) torr

(b) atmospheres

(c) inches of mercury

(d) pounds per square inch

**ANSWER:**

Step 1 of 4

(a)

From the given,

Pressure = 658 mm Hg

Let’s convert the pressure “mmHg” into “torr”.

\(760 \ \mathrm{mmHg}=760 \text { torr }\)

The conversion factor will be ;

\(\begin{array}{l}

\frac{760 \text { torr }}{760 \ \mathrm{mmHg}} \\

=658 \ \mathrm{mmHg} \times \frac{760 \text { torr }}{760 \ \mathrm{mmHg}}=658 \text { torr } .

\end{array}\)