Lets assume both containers have a capacity of 300 litres.
One is a vertical tube as shown in pic 1
Other one is more or less a V shaped containers as shown in pic 2
Both are at ground level
No doubt that whole weight of 300 litres will act on the base of the tube (pic 1). But will the weight of the whole 300 litres act on the base of the container as shown in pic 2?
I.e if you keep both the containers on a weighing scale, for sure, it will show a weight of approx. 300 kg each.
But what I'm asking is whether the weight of whole 300 litres acts on the base of container 2 (since the container's walls are slanting, as opposed to the walls of the tube in pic 1).
If the whole weight will not act on the base of the container, can you state the reasoning and also the principle, so that I can further get to know about it?
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