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**Fluids -- pressure**

Blood plasma flows from a bag through a tube into a patient's vein, where the blood pressure is 10 mmHg. The specific gravity of blood plasma at 37°C is 1.03. What is the minimum elevation the bag must have so the plasma flows into the vein?

Prof gave this problem for us to solve, and I went through my notes and didn't see much that would help me get started.

I got this equation P = P0 + density * g * h

density = mass / volume

Is this equation relevant to this problem?

Im given the pressure 10 mmHg, gravity 1.03, but what is the density?

I need to solve for height.

Can someone help me get started?