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A gold prospector finds a solid rock that is composed solely of quartz and gold. The mass and volume of the rock are, respectively, 14.8 kg and 1.89 × 10-3 m3. The density of gold is 19 300 kg/m3, and the density of quartz is 2660 kg/m3. Find the mass of the gold in the rock.
Mass of gold in rock = 11.333 kg
Therefore rock is 76.58% gold