College Physics

1st Edition
Paul Peter Urone + 1 other
ISBN: 9781938168000



College Physics

1st Edition
Paul Peter Urone + 1 other
ISBN: 9781938168000
Textbook Problem

A sump pump (used to drain water from the basement of houses built below the water table) is draining a flooded basement at the rate of 0.750 us, with an output pressure of 3.00 × 10 5 N/m2. (a) The water enters a hose with a 3.00-cm inside diameter and rises 2.50 m above the pump. What is its pressure at this point? (b) The hose goes over the foundation wall, losing 0.500 m in height, and widens to 4.00 cm in diameter. What is the pressure now? You may neglect frictional losses in both parts of the problem.


To determine

The pressure at point above the pump



Density of water =ρ=1000 kgm3

Initial pressure =P1=3×105 Nm2

Final pressure =P2

Initial height =h1=0 m

Final height above the pump =h2=2.50 m

Formula Used:

Using Bernoulli's theorem



Using the equation



To determine

The new pressure.

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