A Carnot heat engine operates between a high-temperature reservoir at TH = 800 K and a low-temperature reservoir at TC = 200 K. In one cycle the engine rejects 400 J of heat energy to the low temperature reservoir. How much work does the engine perform in one cycle?
(a) 900 J
(b) 1200 J
(c) 225 J
(d) 300 J
(e) 1500 J
(f) 2000 J
(g) none of the above answers
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