## The Hoover Dam, in Arizona, encloses Lake Mead, which contains 10 trillion gallons of water. The dam is 1200 ft wide and the lake is 500 ft deep. ( a ) Estimate the hydrostatic force on the dam, in MN. ( b ) Explain how you might analyze the stress in the dam due to this hydrostatic force.

The Hoover Dam, in Arizona, encloses Lake Mead,which contains 10 trillion gallons of water. The dam is1200 ft wide and the lake is 500 ft deep. ( a ) Estimate thehydrostatic force on the dam, in MN. ( b ) Explain howyou might analyze the stress in the dam due to this hydrostaticforce. EXPERT ANSWER