Problem: The Earth’s oceans have an average depth of 3.6 x 10 8 cm, a total area of 3.6 x 10 8 km 2, and an average density of 5.8 x 10 -9 g/L of dissolved gold. How many grams of gold are in the oceans? 

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The Earth’s oceans have an average depth of 3.6 x 10 8 cm, a total area of 3.6 x 10 8 km 2, and an average density of 5.8 x 10 -9 g/L of dissolved gold. How many grams of gold are in the oceans? 

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