Problem: If the pressure reading of your pitot tube is 15.0 mmHg at a speed of 200 km/h, what will it be at 700 km/h at the same altitude?

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Bernoulli's equation:

P1+12ρv12+h1ρg=P2+12ρv22+h2ρg

P1 + (1/2)ρv12 + h1ρg = P2 + (1/2)ρv22 + h2ρh

h1 = h2 (same altitude), thus we'll drop the terms involving h.

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If the pressure reading of your pitot tube is 15.0 mmHg at a speed of 200 km/h, what will it be at 700 km/h at the same altitude?

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