determining amount of amino acids in a protein

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determining amount of amino acids in a protein

Post by drea86 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:13 pm

I am having trouble setting up the following problem:

A protein has a MW of 55,000. How many amino acids does the protein contain, assuming that the average MW of an amino acid is 120?

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Post by canalon » Thu Mar 10, 2011 8:01 pm

It is called a division.
It is the same as: a bottle of water weigh 10kg. The average weight of a liter of water is 1kg. How many liters in the bottle.
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