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Homework Help: Energy Systems-Power

  1. Sep 30, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    A sump pump moves 20 gal/min of water from a basement of a building to storm drain 6ft above. Determine the power required for the pump. (Assume the pump is 100% efficient and that changes in kinetic energy are negligible.)

    2. Relevant equations
    Power= Work x Time
    Kinetic Energy=1/2mV^2

    3. The attempt at a solution
    The equation can be re-written as Power= Force x Velocity but I am unsure of how to continue with this problem. Any help getting me on the right track would be very appreciated.
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