Posted by **Heather** on Thursday, September 11, 2008 at 7:15am.

Average density of a copper-coated iron BB is 8.00g/mL. If the density for copper is 8.92 g/mL, and the density for iron is 7.43g/mL, what is the percentages of copper and iron in a BB?

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**bobpursley**, Thursday, September 11, 2008 at 8:44am
Notice that mass is density*volume.

total mass=massiron*densityiron*volume + masscopper*densitycopper*volume

Now, divide by total mass

1= fractioniron*densityiron*volume/mass + fractionCu*densityCu*volume/mass.

now note that volume/mass=1/avgdensity

and that fractionCu=1-fractioniron

That should be enough for you to grunt through the algebra.

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