A cubic meter of water has a mass of 10 kilograms. How much water is this in grams?

Apr 14, 2017

$10000 g$ of water

Explanation:

We know that $1000 g = 1 k g$

And we have $10 k g$ of water

All we have to do is use the conversion factor as a ratio for division.

Always remember that what you want in the answer should be in the numerator

$10 k g \times \frac{1000 g}{1 k g}$

When we do that, $k g$ cancels out

$10 \cancel{k g} \times \frac{1000 g}{1 \cancel{k g}}$

$\Rightarrow 10000 g$ of water

Apr 14, 2017

One cubic meter actually holds $1 , 000$ litres, which has a mass of
$1 , 000 k g$

This is $1 , 000 , 000 g$

Explanation:

While Mese Q has answered the question that was asked, the information given is far from correct.

One cubic meter holds $1 , 000$ litres.
Each litre of water weighs $1 k g$

Therefore the weight of the water in a cubic meter is $1 , 000$ kg
or 1 tonne.

If this was to be converted into grams, you multiply kg by $1 , 000.$

$1 , 000 \times 1 , 000 = 1 , 000 , 000 g$