Statement of a problem № 10552


When it rains, water vapor in the air condenses into liquid water, and energy is released. (a) How much energy is released when 0.0254 m (one inch) of rain falls over an area of 2.59 × 106 m2 (one square mile)? (b) If the average energy needed to heat one home for a year is 1.50 × 1011 J, how many homes could be heated for a year with the energy determined in part (a)?

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