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Q1. The U.S.S. Scorpion a submarine, sank in the Atlantic Ocean in 1968. The

submarine's wreck lies at a depth of 3,000 metres below sea level


a.How many feet (ft.) is 3,000 m? Show your work.



b. If the hull of the Scorpion was able to withstand a maximum pressure of 155 psi, how deep could the Scorpion safely dive? Give your answer in metres and feet. (Hint: Convert this pressure to atmospheres and then to a depth)



c. What would happen if the submarine attempted to dive deeper than the figure you obtained in part b?

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1a) 9.842.52 ft b) 10.54 atm, 100m/328 ft... View the full answer

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