Chemistry

A Big Mac hamburger from McDonald’s contains 540 Calories.
(a) How many kilojoules does a Big Mac contain?
(b) For how many hours could the amount of energy in a
Big Mac light a 100-watt light bulb? (1 watt = 1 J/s)

The answers I got were:
a) 2259.36 kJ
b) 6.276 hours

Am I correct?

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  1. I agree with both answers. I note that you used too many significant figures in the answers.

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  2. How would you right the answers so there are enough significant figures?

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  3. Here is a site that does a really good job of explaining both significant figures as well as how to inject that into multiplying/dividing and addition/subtraction.
    https://www.chemteam.info/SigFigs/SigFigs.html
    Assuming you know how to determine the number of s.f. in a problem, then for addition/subtraction the s.f. in the answer can be no more than the least accurate in the numbers. That is
    1234.11
    +1234.1
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    = 2468.2
    Note that the first number is known to the hundredths place but the second number is known only to the tenths; therefore, the answer may not be more accurate than the tenths. There is another rule when multiplying/dividing but that is done very well in the link I gave you above.

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