A water pipe having a 2.5 cm inside diameter carries water into the basement of a house at a speed of 0.90 m/s and a pressure of 170 kPa. If the pipe tapers to 1.2 cm and rises to the second floor 7.6 m above the input point, what is the (a) speed, and (b) water pressure, at the second floor?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

the speed I got to be 3.9m/s now I'm having a hard time finding pressure.

I know that pressure decreases as velocity increased and as altitude increases, both of which are happening here. So I know that the pressure on the second floor is less than 170kPa. I'm trying to use Bernoulli's equation P + 1/2pv^2 + pgy=constant. First of all, what is the constant. My book doesn't explain this at all just has it appear in this equation. One way I approached the problem is by using the equation P1 - P2 = pgh and solving for P2 but I'm not sure if this is anywhere close to right. Any help is appreciated.

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# Homework Help: Water pressure and speed

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