A sample of silver has a volume of "965 cm"^3". The density of silver is "10.5 g/cm"^3". What is the mass of the silver?

Apr 28, 2017

Answer:

The mass of the silver is $\text{10100 g}$ or $\text{10.1 kg}$.

Explanation:

"density"=("mass")/("volume")

$\text{mass"="density"xx"volume}$

$\text{mass"=(10.5color(white)(.)"g")/color(red)cancel(color(black)("cm"^3))xx965color(red)cancel(color(black)("cm"^3))="10100 g}$ or $\text{10.1 kg}$ (rounded to three significant figures)

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