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Water Pressure

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The pressure exerted on the floor of a swimming pool by $6$ feet of water is $2.6$ pounds per square inch (psi). A certain amount of water is pumped into the pool and the psi increases to $3$ psi.

What is the approximate depth of the pool after the water is added?

A

$6.4\text{ feet}$

B

$6.9\text{ feet}$

C

$10.8\text{ feet}$

D

$7.2\text{ feet}$