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dolpho

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**Power Equation??**

## Homework Statement

An ice cube is placed in a microwave oven. Suppose the oven delivers 135 W of power to the ice cube and that it takes 33200 Joules to melt it. How long does it take for the ice cube to melt?

## Homework Equations

P = W / T

## The Attempt at a Solution

Ok so I know the answer but this is confusing me... A unit of Power is J/second. So if we rearrange the equation and solve for T in minutes it would be.

T = W / P,

T = 135 / 33200 which doesn't give us the right equation to solve it...

Instead it would be 33200 / 135 / 60 = 4.1 minutes, But why when I rearrange the equation doesn't it make sense?

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