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Homework Help: Simple temperature ratio question

  1. Dec 5, 2008 #1
    1. The ratio of the melting temperature of gold and of silver is 1.10614, if both temperatures are measured using the Celsius temperature scale, and 1.08265 using the Kelvin scale. What are the temperatures?

    2. I'm guessing we're supposed to use this to find the answer: Tkelvin = Tc + 273.15

    3. This is probably more of a math question, but I'm still baffled as for how to figure it out
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  3. Dec 5, 2008 #2


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    gold / silver = 1.10614
    (gold + 273 )/ (silver + 273) = 1.08265

    A simple substitution should give you answer
  4. Dec 5, 2008 #3
    Wow, thanks! I'm retarded... :)
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