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How much does it cost to run an electric blanket?

September 17th, 2008

Episode 75 of 1069 episodes

The electric company bills its customer by the kilowatt-hour. The number of watts a device uses times the number of hours you leave it on tells you number of watt-hours it consumes, and divided by 1,000 will convert the measurement to kilowatt-hours. Chec

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