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    A typical home uses approximately 1600 kWh of energy per month.If the energy came from a nuclear reaction, what mass would have to be converted to energy per year to meet the energy needs of the home? (in g/year)
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    Note that: 1 \text{kWh} = 3.6 \times 10^{6} \text{J}

    1600 \frac{\text{kWh}}{ \text{yr}} = \frac{1600 \times 3.6 \times 10^6 \text{J}}{\text{yr}}

    To find the mass, use the relation: E = mc^{2} where m is in kg.
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