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Walter Savitch ,kenrick Mock
C++ Basics
Programming Projects
Question:7 | ISBN:9780132846813 | Edition: 5


One way to measure the amount of energy that is expended during exercise is to use metabolic equivalents (MET). Here are some METS for various activities: Running 6 MPH: 10 METS

Basketball: 8 METS

Sleeping: 1 MET

The number of calories burned per minute may be estimated using the formula Calories/Minute = 0.0175 × 1 MET × (Weight in kilograms)

Write a program that inputs a subject’s weight in pounds, the number of METS for an activity, and the number of minutes spent on that activity, and then out- puts an estimate for the total number of calories burned. One kilogram is equal to 2.2 pounds.




#include <iostream>
#include <string>
using namespace std;

int main()
    const double KILOGRAMS_PER_POUND = 2.2;
    double weightInPounds;
    int numberOfMETs;
    int numberOfMinutesSpent;
    double weightInKilograms;
    double numberOfCaloriesBurnedPerMinute;
    cout << "Enter the weight in pounds: ";
    cin >> weightInPounds;
    cout << "Enter the number of METS: ";
    cin >> numberOfMETs;
    cout << "Enter the number of minutes spent: ";
    cin >> numberOfMinutesSpent;
    weightInKilograms = weightInPounds / KILOGRAMS_PER_POUND;
    numberOfCaloriesBurnedPerMinute = 0.0175 * numberOfMETs * weightInKilograms * numberOfMinutesSpent;
    cout << "Total number of calories burned: " << numberOfCaloriesBurnedPerMinute << endl;

    return 0;


Enter the weight in pounds: 150                                                                                                                                                               
Enter the number of METS: 9                                                                                                                                                                   
Enter the number of minutes spent: 30                                                                                                                                                         
Total number of calories burned: 322.159 


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