A typical electric blanket consumes 50 W of power when operating. What is the overall resistance of the blanket if it is designed to be plugged into a standard powerpoint?
Power = 50 watts
Voltage = 240 v (standard powerpoint)
I (current) = Voltage/ Resistance
Power = V x I
The Attempt at a Solution
So we are trying to find the overall resistance:
R = V/I
R = 240/I
P/V = I ?
50/240 = I ?
I = 0.2083333 (I don't think that looks right)
So then, R= 240/0.2083333
Resistance is 1152 ohms?
These answers seem very strange to me and I am uncertain as to whether my logic is sound or not.
If my logic is incorrect, could someone inform me of the logic of the correct way? Thanks!