This is the problem:

"Suppose 300 cubic meters of oil is spilled into the ocean. Find the area of the resulting slick, assuming that it is one molecule thick and that each molecule occupies a cube 0.50 µm on a side."

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- September 3rd 2007, 06:39 PMhelp1Please help with this math problem! PHYSICS
This is the problem:

"Suppose 300 cubic meters of oil is spilled into the ocean. Find the area of the resulting slick, assuming that it is one molecule thick and that each molecule occupies a cube 0.50 µm on a side."

Please help! - September 3rd 2007, 08:06 PMTKHunny
Look in the Hurry Up zone. If there are more questions, ask them there.

Note: It is of no value to post in more than one location. - September 3rd 2007, 08:12 PMJhevon
and it's against the rules i might add :D

- September 4th 2007, 07:13 AMhelp1
You suggested that the answer is 300/.5 so that equals 600. So are you saying that the answer is that the area is 600? That doesn't make sense at all to me! How do I find the area?

- September 4th 2007, 12:38 PMtopsquark