This is actually from my Chemistry class, it's a word problem with basic algebra, so think it belongs in this section.
Here's the problem:
The aluminum in a package containing 75ft^2(2 is for square) of kitchen foil weighs approximately 12 ounces. Aluminum has a density of 2.70 g/cm^2. What is the approximate thickness of the aluminum foil in millimeters? (1oz = 28.4 g.)
I'm getting the answer 0.5521mm. But apparently, that's wrong (according to the book). The solution in the answer key is 1.8 x 10^-2mm.
Here is what I did:
I divided the volume by the area; logically, that should give me the thickness:
340.8g / 2.70g/cm^3 = 126.22
75ft^2 (100cm^2 / 3.281ft^2)
126.22cm^3 / 2285cm^2 = 0.055221cm
0.05521cm x 10mm = 0.5521
Tell me where I went wrong...