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The _____ of any system is the ratio of the maximum demand of a system, or part of a system, to the total connected load of a system.

a) load
b) demand factor
c) minimum load
d) calculated factor

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The correct answer is: b) demand factor

Article 100 lists definitions that are essential to proper application of the NEC. The definition shown for demand factor reads as follows: "The ratio of the maximum demand of a system, or part of a system, to the total connected load of a system or the part of the system under consideration."

 

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