Posted by **Annette** on Monday, April 29, 2013 at 11:06am.

49-kg woman cheats on her diet and eats a 582-Calorie (582 kcal) jelly doughnut for breakfast.

(a) How many joules of energy are the equivalent of one jelly doughnut?

J

(b) How many stairs must the woman climb to perform an amount of mechanical work equivalent to the food energy in one jelly doughnut? Assume the height of a single stair is 15 cm.

stairs

(c) If the human body is only 28% efficient in converting chemical energy to mechanical energy, how many stairs must the woman climb to work off her breakfast?

stairs

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**DrBob222**, Monday, April 29, 2013 at 1:00pm
4.184 J = 1 calorie

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