Basic College Mathematics (10th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0134467795
ISBN 13: 978-0-13446-779-5

Chapter 7 - Measurement - 7.3 The Metric System - Capacity and Weight (Mass) - 7.3 Exercises - Page 502: 73


1kg of nickels is 200 nickels.

Work Step by Step

Use ratio and cross multiplication to find the number of nickels. Remember that the ratios must use the same unit of measure. 1kg is 1000g. $\frac{1\ nickel}{5\ g}=\frac{x\ nickels}{1000g}$ $5x=(1)(1000)$ $5x\div5=1000\div5$ $x=200$
Update this answer!

You can help us out by revising, improving and updating this answer.

Update this answer

After you claim an answer you’ll have 24 hours to send in a draft. An editor will review the submission and either publish your submission or provide feedback.