In Wagner’s opera ?Das Rheingold?, the goddess Freia is ransomed for a pile of gold just tall enough and wide enough to hide her from sight. Estimate the monetary value of this pile. The density of gold is 19.3 g/cm3, and take its value to be about $10 per gram.

Problem 23E

In Wagner’s opera? Das Rheingold?, the goddess Freia is ransomed for a pile of gold just tall enough and wide enough to hide her from sight. Estimate the monetary value of this pile. The density of gold is 19.3 g/cm3, and take its value to be about $10 per gram.

Step By Step Solution

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We have to estimate the monetary value of the given gold pile. However, we are not given the dimensions of the gold pile, therefore we will assume values for length, breadth and height of the pile.

Let's assume that the height of Freia has a height of 200cm, then the gold pile at least should have 200cm in height.

Height of gold pile:

Width of gold pile:

Length of gold pile: