Posted by **Jim** on Monday, November 19, 2012 at 4:24pm.

A venturi meter is a device for measuring the speed of a fluid within a pipe. The drawing shows a gas flowing at a speed v2 through a horizontal section of pipe whose cross-sectional area A2 = 0.0700 m^2. The gas has a density of ρ = 1.80 kg/m^3. The Venturi meter has a cross-sectional area of A1 = 0.0400 m^2 and has been substituted for a section of the larger pipe. The pressure difference between the two sections is P2 - P1 = 180 Pa.

(a) Find the speed v2 of the gas in the larger original pipe.

(b) Find the volume flow rate Q of the gas.