Question #abecb

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Sep 3, 2017

Answer:

The density of the piece is #"7.0 g/cm"^3#. You were cheated!

Explanation:

Step 1. Calculate the volume of the gold

#V = lwh = 30.0 color(red)(cancel(color(black)("mm"))) × 15.0 color(red)(cancel(color(black)("mm"))) × 5.0 color(red)(cancel(color(black)("mm"))) × ("1 cm"/(10 color(red)(cancel(color(black)("mm")))))^3 = "2.25 cm"^3#

Step 2. Calculate the density of the gold

#ρ = m/V = "15.8 g"/"2.25 cm"^3 = "7.0 g/cm"^3#

The density of pure gold is #"19.32 g/cm"^3#. You were cheated!