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Homework Help: Power Did I do this right?

  1. Feb 7, 2008 #1
    Power...Did I do this right??

    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Two 97 W (114 V) lightbulbs are wired in series, then the combination is connected to a 114 V supply. How much power is dissipated by each bulb?

    2. Relevant equations
    P = VI
    I = E/Req

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I = 114/228 =0.5
    P = 0.5 * 114 = 57
    Is this right?
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  3. Feb 7, 2008 #2
    Oh my gosh its wrong! Why am I not getting these Power problems right! I thought that was the equation...
  4. Feb 7, 2008 #3
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