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When you do 100 J of work on the handle of a bicycle pump, the pump does 40 J of work pushing the air into the tire. What is the efficiency of the pump?

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    Efficiency is "Efficiency = (useful work output / work input)"

    So the problem would look like:
    EC = (40/100)

    Divide 40 by 100, and you get 0.4 - which is 40%.

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    second. The wheel’s efficiency is 12%.
    a. How much work in joules can the axle of the
    wheel do?
    b. What is the power output of the wheel in 1 s?

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