# An air conditioner connected to a 120 V rms ac line is equivalent to a 17.6 Ω resistance and a 1.31 Ω inductive reactance in series. Calculate (a) the impedance of the air conditioner and (b) the average rate at which energy is supplied to the appliance.

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An air conditioner connected to a 120 V rms ac line is equivalent to a 17.6 Ω resistance and a 1.31 Ω inductive reactance in series. Calculate (a) the impedance of the air conditioner and (b) the average rate at which energy is supplied to the appliance.