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    Hi,
    Was just hoping for a quick explanation for 6cii from this question.
    I follow everything on the mark scheme, up until the part where it says that the power requirement of the lamp is higher?
    I really don't understand why, and would greatly appreciate some help
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    The student has used the resistance at 12 V to estimate the power at 6 V using

    P=V2/R

    however the resistance at 6 V is not the same as the resistance at 12 V due to the filament having a different temperature... s/he's overestimated the resistance.

    lower number on the bottom of the fraction means the value for P is higher
 
 
 
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