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

Figure 14-43 shows the merging of two streams to form a river. One stream has a width of 9.3 m, depth of 4.3 m, and current speed of 2.5 m/s. The other stream is 6.8 m wide and 4.0 m deep, and flows at 2.7 m/s. The width of the river is 10.2 m, and the current speed is 2.7 m/s. What is its depth?

2. Relevant equations

[tex]R_v=Av=constant[/tex]

[tex]A_1v_1=A_2v_2[/tex]

3. The attempt at a solution

Sure, the rate flow should be constant for an ideal river of varying cross-sectional area, but I don't understand what to do when more fluid is added. Since two streams are merging, do I say that [tex](A_{stream 1})(v_{stream1})+(A_{stream2})(v_{stream2})=(A_{river})(v_{river})[/tex]?

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# Flow Rate of Merging Streams

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