You’ve just won the $12 million cash lottery, and you go to pick up the prize

9780321541635
mastering-physics

#1

You’ve just won the $12 million cash lottery, and you go to pick up the prize. What is the approximate weight of the cash if you request payment in (a) quarters or (b) dollar bills?

Answer:

(a) Assume that quarter weighs 0.015 lb.
But image
Therefore image
image
Then the mass of $12 million is
image

(b) Assume that a dollar bill weighs 0.001 lb
Then the mass of $12 million is
image