Solution: What is the approximate height of Mt. Makiling?

A mercury barometer at the base of Mt. Makiling reads 654 mm and at the same time another barometer at the top of the mountain reads 480 mm.

Problem Statement: EE Board October 1996

A mercury barometer at the base of Mt. Makiling reads 654 mm and at the same time another barometer at the top of the mountain reads 480 mm. Assuming specific weight of air to be constant at 12 N/m3, what is the approximate height of Mt. Makiling?

• A. 1,934.5 m
• B. 3,508.4 m
• C. 4, 168.2 m
• D. 2,674.7 m

The approximate height of Mt. Makiling is 1,934.5 m.

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