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Thermodynamics/Entropy Question

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Homework Statement


An 82-kg parachutist descends through a vertical height of 350 m with constant speed. Find the increase in entropy produced by the parachutist, assuming air temperature of 21 degrees C.

2. Relevant Equation
S = Q/T


The Attempt at a Solution


I believe I can find work via W = mgh or (82)(9.81)(350) = 281,547 J. What can I do from there.

Thanks in advance.
 
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Can I assume the body temperature is 37 degrees C? Do I need to? I cannot figure out how to find hot temperature and heat transfered. Are there any ideas on how I can convert W in this situation into something useful to further the problem? Any hints towards the right direction would be appreciated.
 

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