Problem: If a system has 100 ways of arranging its energy, what will its entropy be?

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Recall that we can use the Boltzmann Equation to determine the entropy given the number of microstates:

$\overline{){\mathbf{S}}{\mathbf{=}}{{\mathbf{K}}}_{{\mathbf{B}}}{\mathbf{lnW}}}$

where:

S = entropy

KB = Boltzmann constant (1.38 x 10–23 J/K)

W = number of microstates

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If a system has 100 ways of arranging its energy, what will its entropy be?