# Hypothetical question!

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by Viri, May 22, 2017.

# Hypothetical question!

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1. ### ViriGBAtemp Maniac

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Sep 13, 2009
So, let's say I somehow obtained a portal gun and a suit that can handle immense pressure.

One day I decide to go to the bottom of the Challenger Deep, because, fuck it, why not? I shoot a nickel sized portal on the ocean floor of the Challenger Deep. So, I resurface, and shoot another portal facing a brick wall! So, what happens now? Would the nickel sized shot of water smash through the wall? How far would the water be shot?
Warning: Spoilers inside!

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You should start collecting a couple of each animal and building a new ark.

3. ### WiiULurking in the Shadows

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Pressure = Density x Gravity x height
Density of sea water is 1024kg/m^3
Gravity is 9.8m/s^2
Depth of Challengers deep is about 11km
So pressure is about 110MPa or 1086 atmospheres
Force = Pressure x Area
Area of a US nickel = pi x radius^2 = 3.1416 * (1/2 x 21.2 x 10^-3)^2 = 0.000353m^2
Force = 110,000,000 x 0.000353 = 38,830N = 4000kg of force.

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Oct 28, 2015
I think you just did this guy's math homework.

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5. ### WiiULurking in the Shadows

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Between worlds of Hyrule & Lorule
More like physics.

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6. ### FAST6191Techromancer

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Nov 21, 2005
Being a pedant I have to take issue with the "kg of force"

To try to be less of a joyless bastard though I might as well link a fun, but relevant, video

7. ### DeoNaughtI break all the warranties

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It would be a great class if they are using word problems involving video games

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