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Jun 26, 2017

Answer:

This was by design. The SI defined the unit of mass grams in terms of the units of distance # cm^3# and volume ml

Explanation:

The SI system of measurements were designed to make sense and to be accurately replicated. The meter was defined as a fraction of the latitude of the earth. This created a standard unit of distance that could be replicated. The unit of volume was based on the unit of distance # 1 cm^3 = 1 ml# This created a standard unit of volume that could be replicated.

The unit of mass was to be based on the unit of volume. the mass of 1 ml of water at 0 degrees C and 1 atmosphere of pressure would be the standard unit of mass 1 gram.

So by definition 1 ml of water has a mass of 1 gram. This makes the density of water # 1 g/m;#