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Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc. Varying the mass percentages of the two metals produces brasses with different properties. A brass called yellow zinc has high ductility and strength and is 34%-37% zinc by mass.

(a) Find the mass range (in g) of copper in 185 g of yellow zinc.

(b) What is the mass range (in g) of zinc in a sample of yellow zinc that contains 46.5 g of copper?

2. Relevant equations

No specific formulas

3. The attempt at a solution

I got part (a), This is what I did roughly

(185 g)(.34) = 62.9 g of zinc 185 g - 62.9 g = 122.1 g of copper

(185 g)(.37) = 68.45 g of zinc 185 g - 68.45 g = 116.55 g of copper

Mass range = 116.55 g - 122.1 g of copper

I think that's correct. Now I just have no idea how to do part (b), there is no mass range for copper, just one number, 46.5.

Any ideas? Thanks guys :)

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