Problem: The 3.0-cm-diameter water line in (Figure 1) splits into two 1.0-cm-diameter pipes. All pipes are circular and at the same elevation. At point A, the water speed is 2.0 m/s and the gauge pressure is 50 kPa .What is the gauge pressure at point B?

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Bernoulli's equation:

P1+12ρv12+h1ρg=P2+12ρv22+h2ρg

The volume of the cylindrical pipe, Vc = LA, where L is the length and A is the cross-sectional area. 

The volume of water flowing through a cylindrical [ipe every second, Vw/s = LA/t

But we know that L/t = v, where v is velocity.

AvA = 2AvB

A = πr2

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The 3.0-cm-diameter water line in (Figure 1) splits into two 1.0-cm-diameter pipes. All pipes are circular and at the same elevation. At point A, the water speed is 2.0 m/s and the gauge pressure is 50 kPa .

What is the gauge pressure at point B?

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