A bead weighs 15 g, you place it in a graduated cylinder that has 20mL of water in it. After placing the bead in the cylinder, the water level is now at 30mL. What is its density?

1 Answer
Jan 28, 2016

Answer:

I found: #rho=1.5g/(cm^3)#

Explanation:

Density #rho# is equal to #""mass"/"volume"#
so in our case the mass is #15g# while the volume should be: #30-20=10ml=10cm^3#

The density of the material of the bead should then be:
#rho=15/10=1.5g/(cm^3)#