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In this paper a novel energy efficient algorithm based on relevant node selection is proposed to deal with a new kind of approximate query, named node number constraint query, for wireless sensor networks. The query processing algorithm is composed of three parts: relevant node selection algorithm, energy efficient query dissemination and result collection algorithm. According to the user's precision request, our algorithm selects a part of nodes to answer the user's query then sends query and collects result in an energy efficient way. Simulation results show that the query processing algorithm based on relevant node selection can not only guarantee the precision of the result but also save much more energy than other algorithms.