Assuming a typical efficiency for energy use by the body, how many slices of pizza must you eat to walk for 1.5 hr at a speed of 5.0 km/hr? (Assume your mass is 68kg.) We know that
the energy content in ONE slice of pizza is 1260 kJ and the metabolic power of this activity is 380 W.
Delta t (change in time) = Delta E (energy)/P(power)
Delta x = v(speed)*delta t (time)
The Attempt at a Solution
I started by calculating delta x, which is 7.5 km total.
I then tried to solve for the change in Energy by taking the power 380 and multiplying it by the time 5400 s (1.5 hr). Since ONE slice is 1260 kJ I thought that I would only need 2 slices but this answer is incorrect. I suppose I would need to first find how much energy it takes to walk at this pace for that amount of time and then compare it to the amount of energy in once slice of pizza. This question is for an extra point so it is not necessary that I do it, but I would like help so that I may figure it out for myself. Any help would be appreciated.