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    An electrical wire is covered with 0.02-in thick plastic insulation. It is to be determined if the plastic insulation on the wire will increase or decrease heat transfer from the wire.

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    This solution answers the question as to whether heat transfer decreases or increases in a situation where plastic insulation is being used. The solution is detailed and well presented.