# Re: Watts as area?

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Posted by Brad Paul on September 24, 2002 at 13:22:24:

In Reply to: Watts as area? posted by KKO on September 24, 2002 at 10:49:44:

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```:  :    Watts = Volts * Amps:  : Couldn't this be considered an area equation, where one is the height and the other the width?: If so, would volts be the height and amps the width, or vice-versa?Don't make the mistake of stretching analogy's too far.In a simple area formula one has (length)*(length) here the twoquantities have distinct meaning and are different. One has units Voltsand the other units Amps which combine to give a unit of power. Poweris the rate at which work is done.

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: Don't make the mistake of stretching analogy's too far.

: In a simple area formula one has (length)*(length) here the two
: quantities have distinct meaning and are different. One has units Volts
: and the other units Amps which combine to give a unit of power. Power
: is the rate at which work is done.