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## Homework Statement

A hydrate has the following percent composition: Pb=54.61%, C=12.66%, H=1.61%, O=16.88% and H

_{2}O=14.24%. What is the formula of the hydrate?

## Homework Equations

## The Attempt at a Solution

i was told to divide the percentages by the total molecular mass... makes no sense, they are looking for the hydrate formula and don't know how to do this