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Input information:

meat defrosting time |  \nweight of meat | 10 lb  (pounds)


Result:

thawing time in a cold water bath | 5 hours\n= 18000 seconds\n= 300 minutes


Equation:

t_CW = (W 30 min)\/(1 lb) |   |  \nt_CW | thawing time in a cold water bath\nW | weight of meat\nlb | pound (~~ 0.4536 kg)\nmin | minute (= 60 s)\n(assuming meat thaws in air or water with a temperature less than 40 °F)


Defrosting time vs. weight:

Frame


Cooking time:

2.8 hours\n(using the heat equation for a spherical turkey in a 325 °F oven at sea level)