In 2013, Gold Prices Were Ridiculously High. This Is How It Changed Wedding Gifts.

Algebra Level 3

The Indian government has instituted a number of import restrictions and taxes that have made gold jewelry in India much more expensive. So much so, in fact, that relatives and guests at Indian weddings are having older pieces of jewelry that they already own melted down, so that the gold can be reused to create gifts for the wedding season.

Your sister is getting married and she wants a 10 ounce, 22-carat gold necklace. Your grandmother has offered to melt her 1 ounce, 18-carat gold coins, and your mother has offered to melt her 1.5 ounce, 14-carat gold links. Which of the following options provides your sister with enough gold to make her necklace?

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