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Homework Help: Pressure Question!

  1. Nov 26, 2007 #1
    1. Blood travels from a container hanging at a height H abovethe table into the vein of a persons arm. The blood pressure in the vein is 2000 Pa above 1 atm. Blood has a density of 1 g/cm^2

    (a) How high should the container of plasma hang above the patient
    (b)Suppose you want to drain blood very slowly from the patient into the container. How high should you hang the container in this case.

    2. Relevant equations

    3. I used patm +pgh = 1.01X10^5 + 2000 and got H as .204 meters. For b i thought it would be less than .204 meters
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2007
  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 26, 2007 #2
    bump! please help if you can
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