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Posted by shaknocka lewis on Thursday, October 20, 2011 at 3:58pm.

A generating station is producing 1.2 x 106 W of power that is to be sent to a small town located 4.2 km away. Each of the two wires that comprise the transmission line has a resistance per length of 5.0 x 10-2/km. (a) Find the power lost in heating the wires if the power is transmitted at 1200 V. (b) A 100:1 step-up transformer is used to raise the voltage before the power is transmitted. How much power is now lost in heating the wires?

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