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Homework Help: Density Problem

  1. Sep 26, 2007 #1
    Hi. First time asking question here so sorry if format is wrong.


    Gold leaf, which is used for many decorative purposes is made by hammering pure gold into very thin sheets. Assuming that a sheet of gold leaf is 1.27x10^-5 cm thick, how many square meters of gold leaf could be obtained from 28.35 g of gold.

    I know Density equals M/V and Volume equals M/D

    I've devised that 28.35 is the mass, but I don't know what the volume is, or what I'm even trying to find (Volume or Density? I'm guessing volume)

    All help welcome. Thanks a lot.
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  3. Sep 26, 2007 #2


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