HELP pounds to kcal

HELP!!! pounds to kcal

i need help figuring out this problem, im sure its simple but just has completly slipped my mind.

8beers per night for five nights(have all reference tables and figured 6098.4kcal consumed). how many pounds will the person gain? cant figure it out
 
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Re: HELP!!! pounds to kcal

You are trying to add apples and oranges.
Kcal is a unit of energy, while pound is a unit of mass.
For determining how much weight in the long run a person will gain after consuming X kcal you would need precise data on his energy consumption.
 

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You will need to assume two things - first, beers gave kcal above the daily requirement for the person, second, it was all converted to fat. Neither assumption is true, but it can give some ballpark.
 

Andy Resnick

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Re: HELP!!! pounds to kcal

As both posters noted, the problem is incompletely stated. One simplification is simply to convert the caloric value (6098.4 kcal) into an equivalent weight by using either fat (9 kcal/g) or carbohydrate (5 kcal/g, IIRC). That neglects the weight of the water content, and I have no idea how much of that water is retained.

It also neglects the effect of post-binge snacking... :)
 

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