Water falls without splashing at a rate of 0.230 L/s from a height of 2.40 m into a 0.630-kg bucket on a scale. If the bucket is originally empty, what does the scale read 2.90 s after water starts to accumulate in it?
The Attempt at a Solution
This is a momentum homework problem from last week. I know the answer which is 14.29 newton, just not how it's obtained. I know that density is involved although we have not covered it in class yet. I know that we're adding the weight of the water to the weight of the bucket and after 2.9 seconds, we have 0.667 liters of water in the bucket. But how can we obtain weight from this? And what else factors into the weight of our system besides the weight of the bucket? As I'm not sure of why a height is given. Can someone please guide me through this? Thank you in advance.