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(i) Chalk contains calcium, carbon and oxygen in the ratio 10:3:12. Find the percentage of carbon in chalk.

(ii) If in a stick of chalk, carbon is 3g, what is the weight of the chalk stick?


Solution

(i) Ratio of calcium, carbon, and oxygen = 10: 3: 12

As 10 + 3 +12 = 25,

Therefore, percentage of carbon = = 12%

(ii) Let the weight of the stick be x g.

12 % of x = 3


Mathematics
Math
Standard VII

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