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Asked Jan 17, 2020
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Explain why a fluid flowing out of a small hole in a vessel results in a backward thrust on the vessel.

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The area through which water is flowing out of the hole in the vessel is small. According to equation of continuity ,

 

Area × velocity = constant

 

So the velocity of water flowing through the hole is large.

 

According to law of conservation of momentum,

 

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