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Online Education - Term 4, 2000


Activity 6 - Nuggets Spreadsheet:

Imagine you had ten lucky strikes of medium sized gold nuggets while gold panning. These nuggets are now displayed on the internet at the following site: 

They are the first 10 nuggets on display. You will notice that each nugget has a code number eg. M-1, M-2, M-3, etc. This activity will require you to record some information on a spreadsheet and then complete some calculations. 
 
Activity 6A
  • Open a spreadsheet.
  • In column 1 record the nugget’s code.
  • In column 2 record the nugget’s weight.
  • In column 3 record the nugget’s sale price.
  • Using the spreadsheet functions, calculate the total weight and the total price for all your nuggets.

 
Activity 6B (optional extension task)
  • 31.1 grams = 1 troy ounce
  • We will assume that the price of gold is $277.00/oz
  • Using the ten nuggets recorded in Activity 6A, convert the weight of each nugget to troy ounces then calculate the real value of each nugget if it was sold at the gold price mentioned. 
  • What is the total value of your nuggets?

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Activity 2
Activity 3
Activity 4
Activity 5
Activity 6
Activity 7

 
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