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Homework Help: Siphoning problem

  1. Oct 21, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Consider a siphon which transfers water from one vessel to a second (lower) one. Determine the rate of flow if the tube has a diameter of 1.2 cm and the difference in water levels of the two containers is 64 cm.

    2. Relevant equations

    Not sure what equations to use.

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I missed class the other day and so far only understand pressure=rho*g*h really. I need some help as to what to do and what equations to use for this.
  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 21, 2012 #2
    From what you have here, you can calculate only the pressure difference from one end of the hose to the other. You need to go back into your book and see how to get water flow rate given pressure and tube diameter.
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