# A 1000-watt microwave oven takes 60 seconds to heat a bowl of soup. How many joules of energy does it use?

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Aug 3, 2014

The microwave uses

Where

The formula for Power is given by:

Therefore:

1000 Watts =

So ...

From this, we can say that a microwave oven of 1000 W uses 6000 J of energy in 1 minute (60 seconds).