# Calculating Pressure Exerted on the Bottom of a Gas Tank

## Calculating Pressure Exerted on the Bottom of a Gas Tank

The pressure exerted on the bottom of a gas tank by the weight of the gasoline in it can be calculated using the formula:

**pressure = weight / area**

To find the area, multiply the width and length of the tank. The weight of the gasoline can be found using its mass and the acceleration due to gravity. Finally, plug in the values and calculate the pressure.

In this case, the pressure would be exerted on the bottom of the tank because the weight of the gasoline is supported by it.