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The north wall of an electrically heated home is 20 ft long 10 ft high and 1 ft thick and is made of brick whose thermal conductivity is

The north wall of an electrically heated home is 20 ft long, 10 ft high, and 1 ft thick, and is made of brick whose thermal conductivity is k = 0.42 Btu/h·ft·°F. On a certain winter night, the temperatures of the inner and the outer surfaces of the wall are measured to be at about 62°F and 25°F, respectively, for a period of 8 h. Determine

(a) the rate of heat loss through the wall that night and

(b) the cost of that heat loss to the home owner if the cost of electricity is $0.07/kWh.

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