Problem: a) Calculate the mass flow rate (in grams per second) of blood (ρ = 1.0 g/cm 3) in an aorta with a cross-sectional area of 2.0 cm2 if the flow speed is 40 cm/s.b) Assume that the aorta branches to form a large number of capillaries with a combined cross-sectional area of 3.0 x 103 cm2. What is the flow speed in the capillaries?

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a) Calculate the mass flow rate (in grams per second) of blood (ρ = 1.0 g/cm 3) in an aorta with a cross-sectional area of 2.0 cm2 if the flow speed is 40 cm/s.
b) Assume that the aorta branches to form a large number of capillaries with a combined cross-sectional area of 3.0 x 103 cm2. What is the flow speed in the capillaries?

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