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I made up this math problem, how to solve?

You can see next to my name I'm in my 30s so this isn't homework I'm just bored.

I am not great at math but trying to improve my skills, this happened earlier, how would I solve?

I wanted to cook microwave Salisbury Steak, and I live in a studio apartment. My air conditioner has been set to 70 degrees for the past few hours.

I put the steak in the microwave and microwaved for 7 minutes and flipped it half way per the instructions. The box says it needs to be 165 degrees. Then I took it out to cool, my microwave is 1400 watts and 7 minutes was the max time for a 1200 watt oven.

Then I got a work call and got sidetracked for 25 minutes. If I check the temperature with a thermometer, what reading should I get to know my food is properly cooked?
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Becksta · 36-40 Best Comment
*Grabs a knife and stabs the meat to see if the juices run clear or not*

this feels kinda more like a physics problem. you need the rate of heat dissipation for the meat and what the final temp was, id say.
drymer · 51-55, M
Not really a math problem (more like, mmm, physics or chemistry, as it involves loss of heat rate, etc.) but basically red meat will hardly make you sick if it's not "fully cooked" (that's why people who like their steak medium rare usually survive...) so if I were you I'll eat the steak without worrying, if you followed the instructions...
Aboomachu · 31-35, M
Hell I’d just eat the damn thing.

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