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How much of the empty mass of a typical airliner consists of rivets?

How much of the dry mass of a typical airliner (let's say a Boeing 737 or Airbus A320, if a particular model is needed) consists of rivets used in assembling the plane?
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Is there a reason why the vertical lines of some airplane envelope graphs are not parallel?

I am working on a project to develop an easy solution for mass and balance generation for my aviation club. (First example below) I checked the Graph of a PA-44-180 from the POH and wondered why piper ...