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Homework Help: Quick question

  1. Mar 27, 2005 #1
    hey, i just need to know how to convert kilowatts into horsepower.
    thanx
     
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  3. Mar 27, 2005 #2

    dextercioby

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    What's the definition of the horsepower...?

    Daniel.
     
  4. Mar 27, 2005 #3
    we werent, given the definition of the horsepower. it stated find the power in kilowatts and convert to horsepower.
    horsepower is 1lb is equal to 550ft-lb/s??
    is there not anyway to go straight from kilowatts to horsepower?
     
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  5. Mar 27, 2005 #4

    dextercioby

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    I don't know your system of units &,frankly,i don't wanna know about it.In the metric system,the horsepower is the power of the mechanical system that lifts 75Kg to a height of 1m in one second...

    Daniel.
     
  6. Mar 27, 2005 #5
    nevermind, that was no help at all, i finally found what i was looking for.
    to convert kilowatts into horsepower multiply kilowatts by1.34
     
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  7. Mar 27, 2005 #6

    dextercioby

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    Why?Did u find out the reason for doing so??

    Daniel.
     
  8. Mar 28, 2005 #7
    no, i just needed to convert kilowatts into horspower and just needed to know how for this question i was doing.
     
  9. Mar 29, 2005 #8

    dextercioby

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    Okay,if u were interested only in the result & not in the method,it's alright,i guess...

    Daniel.
     
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