# Homework Help: Final temperature problem

1. Sep 27, 2009

### Rhine720

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

if 100.0g of water at 100.0 C is mixed with 200g of water at 20.0 in an insulated container, what will the final temperature be?

2. Relevant equations
Q=MCdeltaT

3. The attempt at a solution
Since the energy change would be equal but opposite I though oh well I can leave the Q out and have (100.0)4.18(Tf-100.0)=(200)4.18(Tf-20.0). So I sorta did worked through this but started getting crazy stupid answer that I threw away. Pretty much simplified,distributed,addition and subtraction property of equality an then division property of equality

2. Sep 27, 2009

### Delphi51

is correct except for trouble with signs: the left side is negative and the right side is positive. Replace the Tf - 100 with 100 - Tf.

3. Sep 27, 2009

### Rhine720

Thanks.. and then

418x(100.0-Tf)=836(Tf-20.0)
41800-418Tf=836Tf-16700(in sig figs)
58500=1254Tf
46.7C(sig fig)

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4. Sep 27, 2009

Looks good!