Problem: A 2-liter coke bottle has a diameter of 110mm in the middle and length of 40cm. There is a half-full bottle that is held vertically while the cap is tight. If you make a small hole at the bottom, using a needle, how many drops of liquid spills out. Show all calculations.

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Atmospheric pressure is the pressure applied on objects due to the Earth's atmosphere. The atmospheric pressure can support a 10 m water column at the surface of the earth (sea level).

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A 2-liter coke bottle has a diameter of 110mm in the middle and length of 40cm. There is a half-full bottle that is held vertically while the cap is tight. If you make a small hole at the bottom, using a needle, how many drops of liquid spills out. Show all calculations.

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