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PV^1.4 = k (constant)

using the idea of integral from V1 to V2

ie...

the amount of work done is W=(int.V1 to V2) PdV

Where P1=160lbs/in^2

and V1 = 100 in^3.....V2=800 in^3

solving for P we can find P=kV^(-1.4)...where k is 100953.1751

now i solved for in the integral

160*(100953.1751) *[ .4 V^.4] from 100 to 800 (for V)

i found W=9.35 * 10^11

Did i do this properly?

thanks for the help.

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