posted by Mark .
We have a heat engine that produces 150 J of heat, does 40 J of work, and emits 110 J into another system. What is the efficiency of the heat engine? (show you work)
if you put 150 in and get 40 out
100(4/15) = 27%
it has to get energy from somewhere. It can not "produce" 150 + 40 +110 without putting any energy in. I suspect a typo in the problem description. It does not produce 150 J, it absorbs 150 J