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It is estimated that the total explosive yield of all the nuclear bombs in existence currently is about 4,000 MT. (a) Convert this amount of energy to kilowatt-hours, noting that $1 \textrm{ kW}\cdot\textrm{h} = 3.60\times 10^{6}\textrm{ J}$. (b) What would the monetary value of this energy be if it could be converted to electricity costing 10 cents per $\textrm{kW}\cdot\textrm{h}$?
1. $4.67\times 10^{12}\textrm{ kW}\cdot\textrm{h}$
2. 467 billion dollars
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