In lab, we made a 1sq in solar cell which produced a potential voltage of 0.5 V outside in direct sunlight.
How many cells would be needed to produce the equivalence of a 9 V battery?
I know by using proportions, that the answer is 18, and from a mathematical standpoint it’s correct…but my lab instructor doesn’t like seeing it solved that way. I know that it’s the same as writing out the fractions to get 18 on the right hand side, however, I can’t seem to figure it out today. Any help would be much appreciated!
this is how I found my original solution
(1cell/0.5V) = (x/9V)
(9V*1cell) = x*(0.5V)
x = (9V*cell)/(0.5V) —> volts cancel and gives you 18 cells, or 18 in^2 of solar cells.
how would you write it out (and get 18) as a product of fractions?
(A/B)*(B/C)*(C/1) = A or something like this, where A = 18 volts.
***Thanks for all of your help!! I appreciate it!!!***
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