MATH SOLVE

5 months ago

Q:
# how can you determine that a coin is not pure silver if you known the mass and volume of the coin?

Accepted Solution

A:

Divide the mass by the volume to calculate its density. If its density isn't the same as an equal amount of pure silver, the coin has some other metal in it.Β

The density test can be fooled if the coin was adulterated with other metals that average out to the same density as silver, however.

The density test can be fooled if the coin was adulterated with other metals that average out to the same density as silver, however.