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Problem of the Week
Problem A
Power Savings

An electric clothes dryer uses approximately \(5\) kilowatt-hours of energy to dry a single load of laundry.

On average, Mary Lois’s family washes \(4\) loads of laundry per week. If they use a clothes line instead of the electric dryer to dry half of their loads of laundry, approximately how many kilowatt-hours of energy will they save in a year?

Themes: Number Sense, Geometry & Measurement