Statement of a problem № 42192


Some physics students attach a long tube to the opening of a hot water bottle made of strong rubber. Leaving the hot water bottle on the ground, they hoist the other end of the tube to the roof of a multistory campus building. Students at the top of the building pour water into the tube. The students on the ground watch the bottle fill with water. On the roof, the students are surprised to see that the tube never seems to fill up—they can continue to pour more and more water down the tube. On the ground, the hot water bottle swells up like a balloon and bursts, drenching the students. Explain these observations.

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