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Posted by on Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at 12:02pm.

Consumers pay for electricity by the kilowatt-hour (the amount of electricity used by a 1,000-watt appliance in one hour). If electricity costs 10cents per kilowatt-hour, what is the cost of running a 100-watt lamp for
1. 1 hour?
2. 24 hours?
3. 1 year?

  • math - , Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at 1:45pm

    100 watt lamp running for 1 hour uses
    100/1000 kilowatts for 1 hour, so it will cost
    (100/1000)*1 hour *10 cents
    = 1 cent.

    I'll leave #2 and #3 to you.

  • math - , Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at 2:08pm

    2. $0.24
    3. $87.60

  • math - , Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at 8:12pm

    Correct!

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