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Calculate the average horsepower required to raise a 200-kg drum to a height of 20 in a time of 1:0 minute. Show the solution and answer

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    20in *0.0254m/in = 0.5084 m.

    P = F * d/T = mg * d/T
    P = 200*9.8 * 0.5084/60 = 16.6 J/s = 16.6 Watts.

    P = (16.6/746) * 1 hp = 0.0223 hp.

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