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E305Steve RussellSummer 2 2022Solutions for Assignment 1, Part C-1Notes:Although you can conduct calculations using decimals or fractions, in many casesyou’ll get more accurate answers if you use fractions.But when you’re submittingfinal numerical answers for the Canvas-quiz version, your answers will need to be indecimal form.Please round them to the number of decimal places indicated in thequestion.When a question asks for an answer in percent, please provide the answer inpercentage form, not decimal form: for example, 87.5 rather than 0.875.All ounces and pounds in this assignment areTroyounces and pounds, with12Troyounces per Troy pound.Historically, the people of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros used coins containing silver as money.Before its government got involved in the country’s monetary system, the Seven Kingdoms hadcoins that were produced by private mints.Often, these mints were owned by prominent nobles.One of them was owned by Tywin Lannister, the head of House Lannister, an extremely wealthyhouse that dominated the western part of the Seven Kingdoms.The coins produced by this mintprovided most of the currency in the westlands, and they were very commonly used elsewhere inthe Seven Kingdoms.Following traditional practice in the Seven Kingdoms, the Lannister mint usedmonetary unitsknown as “stars.”Its most popular coin was a silver coin calleda “dragon;” itsdenominationwas seven stars.(Seven was an important number in Westeros: in addition to the sevenkingdoms, the principal religion in Westeros featured a god with seven aspects.)These coinshad a picture of a dragon engraved on one side.The mint named and marked the coins in this way to honor House Targaryen, the house of theLord of the Seven Kingdoms, who governed them from the Iron Throne in the city of King’sLanding.The symbol of House Targaryen was a dragon.For many years, the Lannister mint bought silver, and produced dragon coins, at amint priceof 7stars per Troy ounceof pure (fine) silver.Themint equivalentwas 8.5 stars per Troy ounce.A dragon coin weighed one Troy ounce, so these coins were not pure silver.

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