# An electrical appliance of 2500W is turned on for 2 hours,the cost of electricity consumption is $1.00. What is the unit cost of electricity?

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An electrical appliance of 2500W is turned on for 2 hours. Power is the rate of consumption of energy per second. One watt is one joule consumed in a second. 1W = 1 J/s.

Electricity consumption is specified in terms of kW*h. An appliance with a power rating of 2500 W or 2.5 kW consumes 2500*2 = 5 kWh in two hours. As the cost of this electricity consumption is $1, the cost of 1 kWh is 1/5 = $0.2

**The unit cost of electricity is $0.2 / kWh**

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