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Joe has a ring weighing 16 grams made of an alloy of 20% silver and the rest gold. He decides to melt down the rings and add enough silver to reduce the gold content to 69% . How many grams of silver should he add?

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    considering just the mass of the silver,

    (.20)(16)+x = (.31)(16+x)
    x =2.55

    so, add 2.55g of silver

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