# A lamp is plugged into a standard 120-volt outlet. If the lamp draws a current of 0.5-amps, how much energy is consumed in 1 minute?

Apr 20, 2018

3,600 J

#### Explanation:

Electrical energy is given by:
$W = I V t$
Time, t, must be inputted in seconds. 1 minute = 60 seconds

So the amount of energy consumed in 1 minutes is:
$W = 0.5 \cdot 120 \cdot 60 = 3600$ J