Posted by **Mary** on Thursday, April 5, 2007 at 11:06pm.

The "karat" is a dimensionless unit that is used to indicate the proportion of gold in a gold-containing alloy. An alloy that is one karat gold contains a weight of pure gold that is one part in twenty-four. What is the volume of gold in a 20.0 karat gold necklace whose weight is 1.09 N?

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The implication in the question is to find out how much of the weight is gold, so do this using the fraction given.

Convert the weight to mass using F=ma and I would use a=9.8 m s^-2 unless your question/text book has a different value.

Now convert the mass to volume using density=mass/volume. The density of gold you will need to get from a data book, wikipedia, or maybe it is in the question/text book.