Amarjeet K. answered • 11/12/13

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(a) flow rate = velocity x cross section

Make sure units are consistant. If radius is in meters than flow rate should be in m^3 per second. Assuming units are consistant

3.8 x10^-9 = v x 2x10^-6

v = 1.9 x 10^-3 m/s make sure you check the units.

(b) Total blood flow = number of capillaries(n) x flow rate of one capillary

84 = n x 3.8 x 10^-9

n = 84/(3.8 x 10^-9) = 22 x 10^9