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Problem: Calculate the difference in blood pressure between the feet and top of the head for a person who is 1.80 m tall. Consider a cylindrical segment of a blood vessel 2.70 cm long and 2.40 mm in diameter. What additional outward force would such a vessel need to withstand in the persons feet compared to a similar vessel in her head?

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Calculate the difference in blood pressure between the feet and top of the head for a person who is 1.80 m tall. Consider a cylindrical segment of a blood vessel 2.70 cm long and 2.40 mm in diameter. What additional outward force would such a vessel need to withstand in the persons feet compared to a similar vessel in her head?

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