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Homework Help: Conversion from grams/liter to valume of the container

  1. Aug 5, 2010 #1
    Conversion from grams/liter to volume of the container

    I have a problem that need your help. This is not my homework, it is a friend of my who needs to solve this for his project. Here is the description below:

    The product is in powder form (like baking soda). The label weight of the package is 8oz (227grams). The density is 300 grams/liter. What is the minimal volume of the container that is required to fill this product?

    Hint: find the overflow capacity of the container

    Thanks in advance.
     
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2010
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  3. Aug 5, 2010 #2

    berkeman

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    Welcome to the PF. This belongs in the Homework Help section anyway, since it is for schoolwork. (I moved it)

    If the density is 300 grams/liter, and you have 227 grams, then how much of a liter will that fill? A liter is a measure of volume.
     
  4. Aug 5, 2010 #3
    Yes, then how much of a liter will that fill?

    My friend came up with this but don't know if this correct.

    8oz converted to gram is 227g
    227g / 300 g per litter = 0.7567 liter
    1 liter = 33.81402 oz
    then 0.7567 liter x 33.81402 oz per liter = 25.587 oz
    Then 25.587 oz x 1.10 = 28.15 oz
     
  5. Aug 5, 2010 #4

    berkeman

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    The 0.757 liter number looks correct. But where did the 1.10 come from?
     
  6. Aug 5, 2010 #5
    You can ignore this 1.10 number.

    The answer is

    8oz converted to gram is 227g
    227g / 300 g per litter = 0.7567 liter
    1 liter = 33.81402 oz
    then 0.7567 liter x 33.81402 oz per liter = 25.587 oz
     
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