I've come across a problem and I have no idea on how to solve it.. I know it involves converting units but how do you convert kcal/h into J/gal??? Please take your time to help me get started. Thanks!(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Here is the problem:

For saving energy, bicycling and walking are far more efficient means of transportation than is travel by automobile. For example, when riding at 10 mi/h, a cyclist uses food energy at a rate of about 400kcal/h above what he would use if merely sitting still. (In exercise physiology, power is often measured in kcal/h rather than in watts. Here 1 kcal=1 nutritionist's Calorie = 4,186 J) Walking at 3mi/h requires about 220 kcal/h. It is interesting to compare these values with the nergy consumption required for travel by car. Gasoline yields about 1.30 x 10^8 J/gal. Find the fuel economy in equivalent miles per gallon for a pesron a) walking, and b) bycicling.

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