The rate of flow of blood is:
, where Q is the flow rate given in L/s, v is the speed of blood, and A is the cross-sectional area of the aorta.
We know that A = πr2
Suppose blood is pumped from the heart at a rate of 4.9 L/min into the aorta of radius 0.85 cm. Determine the speed of blood through the aorta, in centimeters per second.
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