Problem: Considering Einstein's famous equation, E = mc2, which of the following statements is true? A) Mass can be turned into energy, but energy cannot be turned back into mass. B) It takes a large amount of mass to produce a small amount of energy C) A small amount of mass can be turned into a large amount of energy. D) You can make mass into energy if you can accelerate the mass to the speed of light. 

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The square of the speed of light is approximately 8.94 × 1016 m2/s2.

Therefore, a small change in mass can be turned to a very large amount of energy. 

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Considering Einstein's famous equation, E = mc2, which of the following statements is true? 

A) Mass can be turned into energy, but energy cannot be turned back into mass. 

B) It takes a large amount of mass to produce a small amount of energy 

C) A small amount of mass can be turned into a large amount of energy. 

D) You can make mass into energy if you can accelerate the mass to the speed of light. 

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