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Problem: At 25°C the density of ether is 72.7 kg/m3 and the density of iodine is 4930 kg/m3. A cylinder is filled with iodine to a depth of 1.6 m. How tall would a cylinder filled with ether need to be so that the pressure at the bottom is the same as the pressure at the bottom of the cylinder filled with iodine? (Express your answer to two significant figures.)

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At 25°C the density of ether is 72.7 kg/m3 and the density of iodine is 4930 kg/m3. A cylinder is filled with iodine to a depth of 1.6 m. How tall would a cylinder filled with ether need to be so that the pressure at the bottom is the same as the pressure at the bottom of the cylinder filled with iodine? (Express your answer to two significant figures.)

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