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## Homework Statement

I have been staring at these two problems for a LONG time now and keep getting stuck. Please help me, and try to explain so I can understand.

ro = density

p = pressure

g = gravity

h = height/elevation

A = area

v = velocity

1a) Use the principal of dimensional consistency, show that bernoulli's equation written as:

P + (1/2)(ro)(v²) + (ro)gh = constant

has the dimension of pressure.

1b) When it is written as:

(ro)/[(ro)*g] + (v²)/(2g) + h = constant

show that each term has the dimension of length.

2) Using equations

a) A*v = A*v

Left side both have subscript 1, right side have subscript 2.

and the version of Bernoulli's equation:

P/(ro) + (v²)/2 + gh = constant

show that

v(subscript 2) = sqrt((2*[p(sub1)-p(sub2)])/ (ro(1-[(A(sub2)/A(sub1))²])

Sorry if it's hard to read. I can't do this on my own and my roommate isn't here to tutor me like he usually does.

## The Attempt at a Solution

I don't even understand 1a and 1b. For 2, I can get as far as

v[sub2] = [ro =(ro)gh - p]/[(ro)*(A(sub2)/A(sub1))²]

and that's just by creating similar denominators for the second equation and substituting for v[sub2] with what i solved for the other v in the other equation.

Help?