# 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

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

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 ;

$$\begin{array}{l} \frac{760 \text { torr }}{760 \ \mathrm{mmHg}} \\ =658 \ \mathrm{mmHg} \times \frac{760 \text { torr }}{760 \ \mathrm{mmHg}}=658 \text { torr } . \end{array}$$