Fermi Project

Fallon Judd and Emily Grondines 2nd Period AQR

Question:

How many steps would one need to climb to burn as many calories as there are in a bag of chips?

Nutrition Facts

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Solving Process and Explanation

A whole bag of potato chips is 10 ounces. In one ounce of chips, the measurement conatains 160 calories. Futhermore, a whole bag of potato chips contains 1,600 calories.

The reasoning behind our calculations is from solving the simple equation: 160o=x

(o standing for ounces in a regular bag and x standing for calories being solved for)

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Solving Process and Explanation Continued

https://www.stepjockey.com/content/docs/Stair_Climbing_Facts_StepJockey.pdf


According to the link above, an average person burns 0.17 calories every step one climbs. So, continuing with our equation in the previous step, we took the amount of calories in a 10 ounce bag of potato chips and divided it by the amount of calories burned in a step.


1600/0.17

Conclusion

It takes about 9412 steps to burn off a 10 ounce bag of consumed potato chips.