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The Bucket (Posted on 2006-09-28) Difficulty: 2 of 5
Consider a bucket of water with two holes of equal area through which water is discharged. The water can flow out through hole ( B ), at the bottom, or through the down-spout, which begins at the top ( T ) and has its opening the same distance below the water level as the center of hole ( B).

  \-------------------------/
   \                       /
    \                     /__
     \                  T/--+|
      \                 /   ||
       \               /    ||
    ____\             /     ||
    -----\B          /      ||
          \---------/
Ignoring any friction effects, out of which opening will the water flow faster, and why?

No Solution Yet Submitted by Salil    
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underspecified problem Comment 14 of 14 |
i think the problem is underspecified, is the water flowing from top down or from bottom up? Also is the flowrate continuous or is this a batch or semi-batch process?
  Posted by alex on 2008-07-21 18:01:03
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