ch104HW15 - more to spare Then you take it to the moon and...

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CH 104 Homework #15 Read Chapter 4.1 - 4.3 Suggested Extra Problems: 4.17 – 4.28 The Molar Sweepstakes One day you respond to a knock at the front door, and find TV cameras, lights, newspeople, and that, yes, you have been a winner in the Publisher’s Clearinghouse Sweepstakes. Your prize is a mole of pennies. Having long suppressed a passion for kite string, you indulge yourself, but word has gotten out to the manufacturers and they raise the price to $100/foot of string. Reluctantly, you pay the price, blowing your entire mole of pennies on string. Any doubts you may have had vanish with the sight of this huge, beautiful white ball of string. Now you start laying out your string, and find that you can wrap it clear around the world and still have some left. So, you go for a second circuit. And end up wrapping it 50 times around the Earth, with
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Unformatted text preview: more to spare. Then you take it to the moon and back, 50 times, with more to spare. But now your string passion has left you and you sell your string. Buyers have been warned of this upcoming glut on the market, and lower their offering price to one penny per foot. With the proceeds for the sale you satisfy your second passion by buying a fleet of 100 big new gas-hogging (10 MGP), cars and the gas to drive them continuously at 70mph for 100 years. The cars cost $50,000 and gas is going for $3.00 a gallon. With the cars on the road and the remaining money in bank, you turn your attention in a more philanthropic direction and divide all your wealth equally among all the people in the world. This gives each of them, every man women and child, how much money?...
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2010 for the course CHEMSITRY CH 104 taught by Professor Kovacich during the Fall '09 term at Portland CC.

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