Airflow and Preassure HW: Find Flow for Engine Needing 1m3/min

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In summary, the problem involves determining the flow of air needed for an engine, given the standard pressure and temperature and the pressure supplied by a machine. The ideal gas law is used to calculate the number of moles of air and the resulting volume, but there is no way to verify the accuracy of the solution.
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Homework Statement

Engine needs airflow of 1 m3/min (std. p=101.325kPa, T=293.15K) it is suplied by machine working at p=700kPa.

Homework Equations

How big flow is requied from the machine to supply engine with air?

The Attempt at a Solution

Tryed using ideal gas law pV=nRT
1) I found out n, using n=(pV)/(RT)=(101,325*1)/(8,314*293,15)=0,04157
2)I used 2nd preasure to add to to eq. V2=(nRT)/p=(0,04157*8,314*293,15)/700=0,14475m3/min

Have no way to check if that is correct or not.
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You must show some attempt. Tell us what you know. This must be relevant to something you are learning in a textbook.
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hope that will do, I honestly don't know tho
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