How Many Hours Must Bulbs Burn to Save $73 Million Annually?

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In summary, an advertisement claims that replacing one 60W incandescent bulb with a 13W fluorescent bulb can result in annual savings of 73 million dollars for each Canadian household. To achieve this, the replacement and original light bulb must be left switched on for a certain number of hours per day, on average over the year. This question is based on the assumption that there are 13.3 million residential households in Canada and the average cost of electricity is 8.0 cents per kW-hr.
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An advertisement claims a total annual savings in electricity worth 73 million dollars for each Canadian household replacing one 60W incandescent bulb with an equivalent 13W fluorescent bulb. If the typical total cost of electricity (averaged across Canada) is 8.0 cents per kW-hr, how many hours per day must the replacement and original light bulb be left switched on (on average over the year)?Use the following assumptions: there are 13.3 million residential households in Canada

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I need some help understanding the question:
"how many hours per day must the replacement and original light bulb be left switched on (on average over the year)?" ... in order to achieve what?
 
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Homework Statement


An advertisement claims a total annual savings in electricity worth 73 million dollars for each Canadian household replacing one 60W incandescent bulb with an equivalent 13W fluorescent bulb. If the typical total cost of electricity (averaged across Canada) is 8.0 cents per kW-hr, how many hours per day must the replacement and original light bulb be left switched on (on average over the year)?Use the following assumptions: there are 13.3 million residential households in Canada

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The Attempt at a Solution


I need some help understanding the question:
"how many hours per day must the replacement and original light bulb be left switched on (on average over the year)?" ... in order to achieve what?
In order that powering the lower wattage bulb will cost $73mil less than for powering the higher wattage bulb----for the same number of hours.
 
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