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MCAT Question A Day - 4/16/14 - Answer!

Pascal’s principle holds that when an external pressure is applied to an enclosed fluid, the pressure

A.  is uniformly distributed, undiminished to all points in the fluid.
B.  is distributed undiminished, but as a function of fluid depth.
C.  is greatest at the point of application and decreases as the distance from the application point increases.
D.  affects only the rate of flow in the fluid layers closest to the tube’s walls.

The correct answer is (A). This is the definition of Pascal’s principle.

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