Before proceeding with the solution of the problem, it should be remembered that the atmospheric pressure will drop with rise (approximately every 10 m per 1 mm Hg). In this case, the altitude is 500 m above sea level, so to calculate how the atmospheric pressure will change with increasing altitude, you should do the following:
500 ÷ 10 = 50 mm Hg
We know the pressure at sea level, so we can see how it will change with increasing altitude. Hence,
760 – 50 = 710 mm Hg
Thus, at an altitude of 500 meters above sea level, the atmospheric pressure will be 710 mm Hg.
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