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The human ciculatory system has approximately 109 capillary vessels. Each vessel has a diameter of about 8.4 μm. Assuming cardiac output is 4.2 L/min, determine the average velocity (m/s) of blood flow through each capillary vessel.

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The area of cross-section of the capillary tube is

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A T 2 10-5 8.4m x = T 2 5.541x10m2

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The total ar...

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A nA -(10)(5.541 10 m2) =5.541x102m2

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