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Two containers are filled with water. One is cone shaped while the other is cylindrical. The radius of the cylinder is r1. The cone has a lower radius: also r1, and an upper radius: r2. Both containers have the same height of water: H , and are set on a scale.
Therefore, according to Force = pressure/area, both containers should have the same force acting on the scale.
However, in real life, the water on the cone exerts a greater force ...