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Posted by Laur on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at 10:18pm.

The purity of gold is measured in karats. Twenty-four karat gold is pure gold and k karat gold is k/24 gold by mass. One piece of 16-karat gold jewelry has a mass of 30 grams and another piece of 10-karat gold jewelry has a mass of 40 grams. Find the number of grams in the positive difference between the amount of pure gold in each piece of jewelry. Express your answer as a mixed number.

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