One kg of propane initially at 8 bar and 508C undergoes a process to 3 bar, 208C while being rapidly expanded in a pistoncylinder assembly. Heat transfer between the propane and its surroundings occurs at an average temperature of 358C. The work done by the propane is measured as 42.4 kJ. Kinetic and potential energy effects can be ignored. Determine whether it is possible for the work measurement to be correct.

Definitionb 1.1. Given two integers a and d with d non-zero, we say that d divides a (written d | a) if there is an integer c with a = cd. If no such integer exists, so d does not divide a, we write d - a. If d divides a, we say that d is a divisor of a. Proposition 1.2.1: Assume that a, b, and c are integers. If a | b and b | c, then a | c. Proposition 1.3. Assume that a, b, d, x, and y are integers. If d | a and d | b then d | ax + by. Corollary 1.4. Assume that a, b, and d are integers. If d | a and d | b, then d | a + b and d | a − b. Prime: A prime number is an integer p ≥ 2 whose only divisors are 1 and p. A composite number is an integer n ≥ 2 that is not prime. Ex: 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19, 23, 29. The Division Algorithm: Let a and b be integers with b > 0. Then there exist