(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

If you poke a hole in a container full of gas, the gas will start leaking out. In this problem you will make a rough estimate of the rate at which gas escapes through a hole.

Your bicycle tire has a slow leak, so that it goes flat within about an hour after being inflate. Rougly how big is the hole? (use any reasonable estimate for the volume of the tire.)

2. Relevant equations

N(t)=N(0)exp(-t/tau), tau being the characteristic time.

dN/dt=-A/2V*sqrt(kT/m)*N

3. The attempt at a solution

By rouglhly how big is the hole, do they want me to guesstimate the volume of the tire?

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# Homework Help: A bicycle tire that has a slow leak,

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