# How Can You Save Energy?

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• 1.

### Set your home’s thermostat a few degrees lower. For each one-degree change, your family can save up to __ percent on your home’s heating and cooling costs!

• A.

8

• B.

7

• C.

5

• D.

9

• E.

4

C. 5
Explanation
Setting your home's thermostat a few degrees lower can result in energy savings. The given answer of 5 percent suggests that for each one-degree change, your family can save up to 5 percent on your home's heating and cooling costs. This indicates that even a small adjustment in temperature can lead to significant cost savings.

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• 2.

### Save hot water by taking short ____ instead of ______.

• A.

• B.

Explanation
Taking a shower instead of a bath helps to save hot water. Showers generally use less water than baths, so by opting for a shower, less hot water is needed. This reduces energy consumption and saves on water heating costs.

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• 3.

### Every year, we use more energy than we did the year before. In fact, the amount of energy Americans use has ________ about every 20 years.

• A.

• B.

Tripled

• C.

Doubled

• D.

Stayed the same

C. Doubled
Explanation
The given statement suggests that the amount of energy Americans use has increased over time. The word "doubled" indicates that the amount of energy has multiplied by two. This means that every 20 years, Americans are using twice as much energy as they did before.

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• 4.

### DON'T leave the refrigerator door open. Every time you open the door, up to ______ of the cold air can escape.

• A.

One-third

• B.

One-half

• C.

One-fourth

• D.

Three-quarters

A. One-third
Explanation
Every time the refrigerator door is opened, some of the cold air inside escapes. The correct answer is "one-third" because it indicates that approximately 33% of the cold air can escape when the door is opened. This suggests that opening the door for a short period of time will result in a significant loss of cold air, making it important to keep the door closed to maintain the desired temperature inside the refrigerator.

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• 5.

### Fluorescent bulbs use ______ percent less energy, and they last 10 times longer.

• A.

10

• B.

75

• C.

20

• D.

65

B. 75
Explanation
Fluorescent bulbs use 75 percent less energy compared to other types of bulbs, and they also last 10 times longer. This means that fluorescent bulbs are more energy-efficient and have a longer lifespan, making them a more sustainable and cost-effective choice for lighting.

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• 6.

### One drop per second can add up to ____ gallons of hot water a month - that's more than one person uses in two weeks!

• A.

145

• B.

165

• C.

120

• D.

965

B. 165
Explanation
If one drop per second adds up to 165 gallons of hot water a month, then that means in a month there are 60 seconds per minute, 60 minutes per hour, 24 hours per day, and approximately 30 days per month. So, 1 drop per second multiplied by 60 seconds per minute multiplied by 60 minutes per hour multiplied by 24 hours per day multiplied by 30 days per month equals 1,036,800 drops per month. Since 1 drop equals approximately 0.00003125 gallons, then 1,036,800 drops multiplied by 0.00003125 gallons per drop equals approximately 32.4 gallons per month. Therefore, the correct answer is 165 gallons.

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