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1. Find the force F, needed per unit length of the gate to balance out the system and keep it in
equilibrium. (1pt)
2. Find the weight in kN needed to keep the system in static equilibrium. Assume that the gate has
a length of 1.25m. The gate has weight 5 metric tons. (2pts)
3. Find the hydrostatic force experienced by the curved member if the member is 2m long. (1pt)
Extra Question: What is the maximum height in ft that a person can pull the water upward from the
top using his/her lungs if the existing atmospheric condition present in the area is 15psi? (0.5pt)