# Fluids rate of flow homework help

## Homework Statement

Two cylindrical pipes both carry an ideal fluid (zero viscosity) in laminar flow. Pipe A has radius Ra = 2 and flow velocity Va = 8cm/s. Pipe B has radius Rb = 4cm and flow velocity Vb = 4cm/s.

A) Calculate the cross section of pipe A and pipe B.
B) Calculate the rate of flow in liters/second (1l = 1000cm cubic)

## Homework Equations

maybe v1a1 = v2a2 ?

## The Attempt at a Solution

v1a1 = v2a2
= (8cm/s)(2cm) = (4cm/s)(4cm) = 1 ?

It`s wrong.

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okay. Now tell me what is a1, a2?

tms

## Homework Equations

maybe v1a1 = v2a2 ?
Just what do $a_1$ and $a_2$ represent?

Also, are these pipes connected end to end, or are they in parallel?

you mean...

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tms

What has pressure got to do with it?

Go back to your first equation: what is $a_1$? This is not a trick question.

I have to calculate cross section of pipe A and B.

My book says cross-sectional area is VA.

I am confused with these formulas because I have the following:

Flow rate = VA
Flow rate = V/T

So, flow rate = cross sectional area = VA?

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R = 2 = area 1 = 4
R = 4 = area 2 = 16
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I think I know it...

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would that be correct?

I just need this to finish my homework.

I think I know it:

I think I am supposed to use pi. So, could it be: 3.14 x 4^2 = 50.24 for cross section pipe B?

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I know the answer! I got the answer! I got the answer!! Just a question: how should I leave the flow rate considering the answer for B = 0.20096, should I say the answer is 0.20 or 0.200 l/s ?

tms

I have to calculate cross section of pipe A and B.

My book says cross-sectional area is VA.
Assuming $V$ is volume and $A$ is area, something is wrong, either the book or your reading of it. The units are odd, too: $\mathrm{L}^5$. If $V$ and $A$ mean something else, then I don't know.

I am confused with these formulas because I have the following:

Flow rate = VA
Flow rate = V/T
What is $T$?

So, flow rate = cross sectional area = VA?
Think units. What units must flow rate have?

tms

I know the answer! I got the answer! I got the answer!! Just a question: how should I leave the flow rate considering the answer for B = 0.20096, should I say the answer is 0.20 or 0.200 l/s ?
Since the problem, as you gave it, uses only one significant figure, then your answer should have no more than one significant figure.