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Power saving (in %) of a bulb is directly proportional to square root of its efficiency. By how much % is power saving of bulb-1(efficiency 0.8) greater than power saving of bulb-2 (efficiency 0.2)?

A. 60%
B. 70%
C. 80%
D. 90%
E. 100%

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Power saving (in %) of a bulb is directly proportional to square root of its efficiency. By how much % is power saving of bulb-1(efficiency 0.8) greater than power saving of bulb-2 (efficiency 0.2)?

A. 60%
B. 70%
C. 80%
D. 90%
E. 100%


Power, \(P1 = k * sqrt(0.8)\)

Power, \(P2 = k * sqrt(0.2)\)

Difference = \(P1-P2 = k * sqrt(0.8) - k * sqrt(0.2)\)

% greater =\(k * sqrt(0.8) - k * sqrt(0.2)/k * sqrt(0.2) * 100\)

= 100%.

Hence, E
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abhimahna wrote:
Shrivathsan wrote:
Power saving (in %) of a bulb is directly proportional to square root of its efficiency. By how much % is power saving of bulb-1(efficiency 0.8) greater than power saving of bulb-2 (efficiency 0.2)?

A. 60%
B. 70%
C. 80%
D. 90%
E. 100%


Power, \(P1 = k * sqrt(0.8)\)

Power, \(P2 = k * sqrt(0.2)\)

Difference = \(P1-P2 = k * sqrt(0.8) - k * sqrt(0.2)\)

% greater =\(k * sqrt(0.8) - k * sqrt(0.2)/k * sqrt(0.2) * 100\)

= 100%.

Hence, E



Can you please elaborate how to simply this.

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% greater =\(k * sqrt(0.8) - k * sqrt(0.2)/k * sqrt(0.2) * 100\)

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Can you please elaborate how to simply this.

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% greater =\(k * sqrt(0.8) - k * sqrt(0.2)/k * sqrt(0.2) * 100\)


Here I go:

\(sqrt(0.8)\) = sqrt(8)/sqrt(10) = [2*sqrt(2)]/sqrt(10)

\(sqrt(0.2)\) = sqrt(2)/sqrt(10)

You know we can cancel 'k' from denominator and numerator.

Similarly, you have sqrt(10) both at numerator and denominator, so you can cancel that out.

Therefore, you are left with [2*sqrt(2) - sqrt(2) ] / sqrt(2) ] *100 = [sqrt(2) ] / sqrt(2)] *100 = 100%

Does that make sense?
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abhimahna wrote:
stne wrote:
Can you please elaborate how to simply this.

Quote:
% greater =\(k * sqrt(0.8) - k * sqrt(0.2)/k * sqrt(0.2) * 100\)


Here I go:

\(sqrt(0.8)\) = sqrt(8)/sqrt(10) = [2*sqrt(2)]/sqrt(10)

\(sqrt(0.2)\) = sqrt(2)/sqrt(10)

You know we can cancel 'k' from denominator and numerator.

Similarly, you have sqrt(10) both at numerator and denominator, so you can cancel that out.

Therefore, you are left with [2*sqrt(2) - sqrt(2) ] / sqrt(2) ] *100 = [sqrt(2) ] / sqrt(2)] *100 = 100%

Does that make sense?


Took a while to realize this but finally got it. Yes it makes perfect sense.
Thanks a ton +1
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