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Cake mixes and other packaged foods that require cooking often contain special directions for use at high elevations. Typically these directions indicate that the food should be cooked longer above 5 000  ft . Explain why it takes longer to cook something at higher elevations.

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Interpretation:

Why cooking of food needs longer time in high elevation must be explained.

Concept Introduction:

Boiling point is proportional to the atmospheric pressure.

Explanation

While going towards higher elevation from sea surface the atmospheric pressure decreases. Accordingly the normal boiling point of water also decreases drastically as boiling point is proportional to atmospheric pressure. Thus while cooking at higher elevation water is actually boiling at much b...

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