# SI Unit Help

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• Oct 8th 2007, 09:20 AM
Mac Addict
SI Unit Help
The instructions are:

Write the SI unit that would be the most approprate way to measure this:

The question is:

Rate at which water flows from a faucet=
• Oct 8th 2007, 09:24 AM
Jhevon
Quote:

Originally Posted by Mac Addict
The instructions are:

Write the SI unit that would be the most approprate way to measure this:

The question is:

Rate at which water flows from a faucet=

Hint: we can measure the volume of water flowing out of the faucet in m^3 (that is, meters cubed), and the time in s (that is, seconds)
• Oct 8th 2007, 09:56 AM
CaptainBlack
Quote:

Originally Posted by Jhevon
Hint: we can measure the volume of water flowing out of the faucet in m^3 (that is, meters cubed), and the time in s (that is, seconds)

You can also measure the flow rate as mass per unit time, and that would be
kg/s (kilograms per second).

RonL
• Oct 8th 2007, 01:26 PM
topsquark
Quote:

Originally Posted by CaptainBlack
You can also measure the flow rate as mass per unit time, and that would be
kg/s (kilograms per second).

RonL

(chuckles) Or you could measure it in the Heaviside-Lorentz system (a subdivision of the SI system) where it would be unitless. (Nerd)

Don't say that for your answer, Mac!!

-Dan
• Oct 8th 2007, 02:08 PM
Mac Addict
Thank you all for your helpful responses! CaptainBlack,the answer you gave is more along the lines of what they are looking for.

Thanks again! (Bow)