Problem: As water flows from a low elevation to a higher elevation through a pipe that changes in diameter,a. the water pressure will increase.b. the water pressure will decrease.c. the water pressure will stay the same.d. Need more information to determine how the water pressure changes.

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Pressure in liquids:

$\overline{){\mathbf{P}}{\mathbf{=}}{\mathbf{\rho gh}}}$

Velocity also affects pressure. When the velocity is increased, the pressure of the liquid decreases.

The pressure depends on both height and velocity.

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As water flows from a low elevation to a higher elevation through a pipe that changes in diameter,
a. the water pressure will increase.
b. the water pressure will decrease.
c. the water pressure will stay the same.