An irregular object with a mass of 12 kg displaces 1.75 water when placed in an overflow container. How do you calculate the density of the object?

1 Answer
Feb 10, 2017

Answer:

#rho,# #"density"# #=# #"Mass"/"Volume"~~7*g*mL^-1#

Explanation:

We ASSUME that is displaces #1.75*L# of water.

And thus #rho=(12*kg)/(1.75*L)=6.86*kg*L^-1=6.86*g*mL^-1#.

From where did I get the volume of the object?