Question #00929

1 Answer
Dec 4, 2014

Density is a measure of the amount of mass in a given amount of space. If you have two rocks of the same size, but one is heavier than the other; then it could be assumed that one is more dense than the other.
Mathematically stated: Density = Mass #-:# Volume

Made-up Example : What is the density of a sample of pure iron if it's mass is 34 grams, and a volume of 4 mL?

  1. Convert 4mL to L: #4mL*# #(1L)/(1000mL)=0.004L#

  2. Density Iron sample=#(34 grams)/(0.004L)=8,500(grams)/(Liter)#