# Where is water pressure greater, at a depth of 1 m in a large lake or at a depth of 2 m in a small pond? Explain

The pressure of the water does not depend on the area of the surface of the water body. The pressure experienced at a depth in a water body only depends on the depth and not on the size of the water body as Pressure = Density x g x h

Density of water = 1000kg/m

^{3}

g=9.8m/s

^{2}

So, pressure at a depth of 1m will be ,

P=1000 x 9.8 x 1

Therefore P = 9800 Pa

Pressure at a depth of 2m will be

P=1000 x 9.8 x 2

Therefore, P = 19600 Pa

Hence the pressure at 2m depth will be double than the pressure at 1 m depth.

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