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I = 1000amp

V = 700,000volt

distance = 100miles

Resistence of the wire = .5 ohm / mile

The resistence of my line is 50 ohms, original power is 7e5 * 1e3 = 7e8 watts. Final power, due to P = (I^2) * R, is 1e3^2 * 50 = 5e7 watts

So finding the difference:

7e8 - 5e7 = 6.5e8

The answer given by the teacher is 50 MW (50e6 watts right?). A math error I'm sure, anyone see it?

Peter

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# Homework Help: Another resistence problem

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