## Claire4christ 3 years ago Can someone help me with this problem please. Tim's electricity costs 4.3 ¢ a kilowatt hour. How much will it cost to run the following appliances for 10 hours? (round to the nearest cent) a) a Dryer @ 4,000 watts. Cost = $___ b) a Heater @ 1,500 watts. Cost =$ __ c) a Radio @ 40 watts. Cost = $_____ • This Question is Closed 1. Claire4christ @Chlorophyll 2. Claire4christ @zepp 3. zepp 1 kilowatt is equal to 1000 watts, can you convert the questions into kW? 4. Claire4christ so we got 4,000 watts 5. Claire4christ and we have to convert them into kw right 6. zepp Yes 7. Claire4christ 4,000x1,000 8. Claire4christ 0,004 killowatts 9. zepp You are doing this wrong D:$1\text{kW}=1000\text{W}\\?\text{kW}=4000\text{W}$ 10. Claire4christ 4 11. Claire4christ killowatt 12. zepp Yes! Now, this appliance is rated at 4kW, using it for an hour would use 4kWh, how much would it use if it was operating for 10 hours? 13. Claire4christ 40 14. Claire4christ 400 15. Claire4christ 4x10 16. zepp 40kWh, yes, Tim should pay 4.3 cents per kWh, so how much does he have to pay? 17. Claire4christ 40x4.3 18. Claire4christ 172 19. zepp Yep, Tim has to pay 172 cents for running that appliance for 10 hours, you got it! :D 20. zepp You have to convert it to$'s though, so 172 cents would be $1.72 21. Claire4christ so its asking round to the nearest cent. 1.7 22. zepp Yes, you got it :) 23. Chlorophyll Round to the nearest CENTs means 2 decimal digits =$1.72

24. Claire4christ

1 kilowatt=1,000 watts 1,500/1,000=1.5 1.5x10=15 15x4.3=64.5

25. Claire4christ

he pays 64.50 right

26. Chlorophyll

Yes, \$64.50

27. Chlorophyll

= 40 w * (4.3 / 1, 000 w hr) * 10 hrs