Problem 15.1: Blood flow through partially blocked artery

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Blood flows in an artery with a partial blockage as shown in the animation (position is given in centimeters and time is given in seconds). Assume the blood can be treated as an ideal fluid. A blood platelet is shown moving through the artery. Which of the animations properly represents the motion of the platelet as it moves through and past the blockage? Explain. Restart.

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