# It takes 1 molecule of glucose to make 30 molecules of ATP. How many molecules of glucose are needed to make 6000 molecules of ATP in aerobic respiration?

Jul 18, 2017

$\text{200 glucose}$

#### Explanation:

I think the molecules of $\text{ATP}$ produced is closer to $36$, but anyway...

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If $\text{1 glucose}$ gives us $\text{30 ATP}$ molecules, then we can set up the relationships as follows:

color(white)(---)color(purple)[("1 glucose")/("30 molecules of ATP") or ("30 molecules of ATP")/("1 glucose")

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Knowing this, we can figure out the number of glucose molecules needed as follows:

(6000 cancel"molecules of ATP")/(1)*color(purple)[("1 glucose")/(30 cancel"molecules of ATP")] = barul"| 200 glucose |"