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Under many conditions, the rate at which heat enters as air conditioned building on a hot summer day is proportional to the difference in the temperature between the inside and outside, Th-Tc. (If the heat enters entirley by conduction,this statement will certainly be true. Radiation from the direct sunlight would be an exception.) Show that, under these condtions, the cost of air condtioning should be roughly proportional to thesquareof the temperature difference.

2. Relevant equations

use what is known about COP (coefficent of performance)

COP=Q/W

3. The attempt at a solution

I am thoroughly lost in how to approach this problem. I know that the COP is involved, but I have no idea where or how to start.

Could someone please get me started? Thanks

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

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