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Calculate the work done according to the graph.

  1. Apr 10, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Calculate the work done by a gas as it slowly expands from point A to point B on the pV diagram shown.

    2. Relevant equations
    Work=PΔV


    3. The attempt at a solution

    I calculatate the area under the curve and added both of the areas and I came up with 8*10^11 J and the answer sheet is saying 800J Now i really don't why I am getting the wrong asnwer if I'm doing everything step by step.
     

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  3. Apr 11, 2012 #2

    tiny-tim

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    Hi ScienceGeek24! :smile:

    (try using the X2 button just above the Reply box :wink:)

    Your method is correct, but you seem to be saying that litre is 106 cubic metres. :biggrin:
     
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