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Solution: In the opening scenes of the movie  Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones tries to remove a gold idol from a booby-trapped pedestal. He replaces the idol with a bag of sand of approximately equal volume. (Density of gold = 19.32 g/cm3; density of sand ≈ 2 g/cm3.)a. Did he have a reasonable chance of not activating the mass-sensitive booby trap?

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In the opening scenes of the movie  Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones tries to remove a gold idol from a booby-trapped pedestal. He replaces the idol with a bag of sand of approximately equal volume. (Density of gold = 19.32 g/cm3; density of sand ≈ 2 g/cm3.)

a. Did he have a reasonable chance of not activating the mass-sensitive booby trap?