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Sterling silver is made of an alloy of silver and copper in the ratio of 37:3

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Sterling silver is made of an alloy of silver and copper in the ratio of 37:3.If the mass of a sterlin silver ingot is 600 grams,how much silver does it contain. ( the choices are)


a)48.5 g

b)200 g

c)450 g

d)555g

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#1AlondraAnswered at 2013-03-01 03:57:06
Sterling silver is made of an alloy of silver and copper in the ratio of 37:3. If the mass of a sterling silver ingot is 600 grams,how much silver does it contain. ---- 37:3 is the same as 37x:3x where 37x is silver and 3x is copper. ---- Equation: 37x +3x = 600 grams 40x = 600 x = 15 grams --- Silver = 37x = 555 grams ================================ cheers, Stan H. ================== ( the choices are) a)48.5 g b)200 g c)450 g d)555g
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