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ellieee
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 Homework Statement:
 what is the numerical value of the ratio ?
 Relevant Equations:

Q=mcθ
Q=mc
the answer is 1/2 , but when I did the working out, I got 2/1.. so I'm quite confused
then are you able to explain the answer key ?The ratio has physical dimension. You therefore cannot assign a dimensionless numerical value.
The question is ill posed.then are you able to explain the answer key ?
how ..? isn't specific heat capacity = mcθ and heat capacity = cθ?But with regards to how the question (being ill posed) wants you to do things ...
You have taken heat capacity / specific heat capacity instead of specific heat capacity / heat capacity.
No.isn't specific heat capacity = mcθ and heat capacity = cθ?