**Catalina Jewelers has 147 ounces of 14-carat gold in stock.**

**How many custom necklaces can be manufactured if each requires 2 3/8 ounces of gold?**

**If gold is currently selling for $1,050 per ounce, how much is the gold in each necklace worth**

**Answer:**

1st of all 61 neckalces with a few ounces left over

2nd of all theyre worth $2493.75

make 2 (3/8) into an improper fraction

2 (3/8)=19/8

we have 147 ounces and it take 19/8 ounces to make a necklace so we divide 147 by 19/8.

147/ 19/8= (147/1)*(8/19)=1176/19=61 (17/19) we can make 61 whole necklaces

1050 per ounce and 19/8 ounces in a necklace. we just multiply to find out how much gold in each necklace is worth.

1050*(19/8)=(1050/1)*(19/8)=19950/8=2493.75