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#### Conservation of Mass: ConcepTest and Example Problem

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##### Example Problem 1

Air flows steadily through this nozzle. The nozzle has an inlet diameter of $$D_1$$ = 0.1 m and an outlet diameter of $$D_2$$ = 0.04 m. The density of the air decreases from $$\rho_1$$ = 1 kg/m3 at the inlet to $$\rho_2$$ = 0.5 kg/m3 at the outlet. The average speed of the air at the inlet is $$V_1$$ = 12 m/s.

1. What is the average speed of the air leaving the nozzle, $$V_2$$, in units of m/s?

2. What is the mass flow rate of the air leaving the nozzle, $$\dot{m}_2$$, in units of kg/s?  Is it smaller than, equal to, or greater than the mass flow rate of air entering the nozzle, $$\dot{m}_1$$?

3. What is the volumetric flow rate of the air leaving the nozzle, $$Q_2$$, in units of m3/s?  Is it smaller than, equal to, or greater than the volumetric flow rate of air entering the nozzle, $$Q_1$$?