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Please provide some assistance with the following problem on transformers. Please discuss the mode of action of a transformer, step-up vs step-down transformers and the number of turns in the primary winding. Please view the attachment file for the full problem and figure.

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This says to describe this in your own words. I am directing you to a couple of web pages that may help:
- http://www.energyquest.ca.gov/how_it_works/transformer.html
- http://www.physlink.com/Education/AskExperts/ae427.cfm
I like the how stuff works for some simple explanations.

A transformer takes in electricity at a higher voltage and lets it run through lots of coils wound around an iron core. Because the current is ...

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This solution is comprised of a detailed explanation which will provide a greater understanding of how to approach these types of electricity-based physics problems. Website resources to help provide further insight on this subject, are also provided. This is all completed in about 300 words.