A sample of a compound of cesium (Cs) and iodine (I) contains 51.16g cesium and 48.84 g iodine, how many grams of cesium can be obtained from 85.5g of this compound?
The attempt at a solution
I don't really know where to begin. What I have tried was the following:
51.16 g + 48.84 g = 100 g
100 g - 85.5 g = 14.5 g
51.16 g - 14.5 g = 36.66 g
48.84 - 14.5 g = 34.34 g
I'm pretty lost. The correct answer is 43.7g according to the answer key. How did they get that?