1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Diagram is attached showing part (a) and part (b) Two identical rectangular rods of metal are welded end to end (a), with temperature of T1=0 0C on the left side and a temperature of T2=100 0C on the right hand side. In 2.0 minutes, 10J is conducted at a constant rate from the right side to left side. How much time would be required to conduct 10 J if the rods were welded side to side (b). 2. Relevant equations P=kA(T1-T2) / L 3. The attempt at a solution Now I know that the answer is 30 seconds or 1/4 of a minute. This means that the ratio of A/L for the first diagram is 4 times greater than the ratio of A/L for the second diagram, as the thermal conductivity and temperature difference is the same. However I have no idea how that result was achieved. Can anyone please provide me with help to find the solution.