## The efficiency of a carnot cycle is 1/6. If on reducing the temperature of the sink 75 degree Celsius, the efficiency becomes 1/3, determine

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The efficiency of a carnot cycle is 1/6. If on reducing the temperature of the sink 75 degree Celsius, the efficiency becomes 1/3, determine the initial and final temperature between which the cycle is working.

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5 months 2021-08-15T15:23:47+00:00 1 Answers 7 views 0

375 and 450

Explanation:

The computation of the initial and the final temperature is shown below:

In condition 1:

The efficiency of a Carnot cycle is

So, the equation is

For condition 2:

Now if the temperature is reduced by 75 degrees So, the efficiency is

Therefore the next equation is

Now solve both the equations

solve equations (1) and (2)

T_2 + 450 = 75

T_2 = 375

Now put the T_2 value in any of the above equation

i.e

T_1 = T_2 + 75

T_1 = 375 + 75

= 450