Chapter 9, Problem 9CQ

### College Physics

11th Edition
Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305952300

Chapter
Section

### College Physics

11th Edition
Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305952300
Textbook Problem

# The water supply for a city is often provided from reservoirs built on high ground. Water flows from the reservoir, through pipes, and into your home when you turn the tap on your faucet. Why is the water flow more rapid out of a faucet on the first floor of a building than in an apartment on a higher floor?

To determine
Why the water flow is more rapid out of a faucet on the first floor of a building than in a higher floor.

Explanation

The pressure difference between water pressure inside the pipe and the air pressure outside the pipe affects the flow of water.

As height increases, the water pressure inside the pipe decreases. Consequently, the pressure difference also decreases...

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