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## Homework Statement

A typical flying insect applies an average force equal to twice its weight during each downward stroke while hovering. Take the mass of the insect to be 10 g, and assume the wings move an average downward distance of 1.0 cm during each stroke

Assuming 100 downward strokes per second, estimate the average power output of the insect. Answer must be in watts!

Thanks.

## Homework Equations

## The Attempt at a Solution

watts = work joules in a second

100 downward strokes in a second.

work= force x distance

force = (2*10*100)

d= .01m * 100

work= 2000j in a second

answer= 2000 watts