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Homework Help: Local Density And Speed Of An Aircraft

  1. May 7, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A Pitot is used to measure the air speed of a light aircraft. The pressure difference recorded by the tube in flight was 3300 N/m^2. The local air pressure was 950 kN/m^2 and the temperature was 7 Degrees (280K). Calculate the local air density and the speed of the aircraft.

    2. Relevant equations
    Not sure if relevent but aattempted to use this formula:
    p+1/2pV^2+pgh= constant

    3. The attempt at a solution
    Attempting as of right now any help appreciated.
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  3. May 7, 2012 #2


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