Problem: A simple U-tube that is open at both ends is partially filled with a heavy liquid of density 1000 kg/m3 . A liquid of density 568 kg/m3 is then poured into one arm of the tube, forming a column 12 cm in height, as shown. What is the difference in the heights of the two liquid surfaces? A. 5.54 B. 1.8582 C. 1.7507 D. 1.0318 E. 2.4066 F. 5.184 G. 9.288 H. 3.3512 I. 2.954 J. 5.97

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A simple U-tube that is open at both ends is partially filled with a heavy liquid of density 1000 kg/m3 . A liquid of density 568 kg/m3 is then poured into one arm of the tube, forming a column 12 cm in height, as shown.

What is the difference in the heights of the two liquid surfaces?

A. 5.54

B. 1.8582

C. 1.7507

D. 1.0318

E. 2.4066

F. 5.184

G. 9.288

H. 3.3512

I. 2.954

J. 5.97

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