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What is the current in a 40 watt 120 volt electric light bulb?

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Use the formula P= VI (power = potential x current) where (watts = volts x amps).

The current I in amperes is equal to the watts divided by the volts, 40/120.

The bulb is using 1/3 amp of current.

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