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  1. Atmospheric pressure P (in lbs per square inch) under typical conditions can be approximately calculated by using the formula below, where h represents the number of feet above sea level. Homework Help ✎

  2. P = 14.7e−0.00003h

    1. What is pressure at sea level?

    2. Use the formula to calculate the atmospheric pressure in the mile-high city of Denver, Colorado.

    3. The lowest point in Death Valley is 285 feet below sea level. What is the atmospheric pressure in Death Valley?

P = 14.7e−0.00003(0)

14.7 psi

P = 14.7e−0.00003(5280)

P = 14.7e−0.00003(−285)