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jprockbelly

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## Homework Statement

Consider a bucket with a hole, area A, near the base. If the bucket is filled with water to a height h above the hole at what rate will water flow out of the hole?

## Homework Equations

I would guess that the relative equations are the velocity head, v

^{2}= 2*h*g, and the rate of flow, Q = A*v. However I am not sure that this is the correct way to go, as I would have thought that the pressure difference between the water at the base of the bucket and the atmosphere would be important.

## The Attempt at a Solution

If I am correct this can then be solved as:

Q=A*(2*h*g)^0.5, as a volume per second

Can anyone tell me if there is another way to do this?

{sorry, just realized this should have been postd in the physics, not maths forum}

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