# How does mass affect density? How does volume affect density?

##### 1 Answer

May 1, 2017

this can be answered mathematically by looking at the density formula, D = M/V

#### Explanation:

Density increases as mass increases, vice versa

Density increases as volume decreases, vice versa

This is because mass, the numerator of the equation, would cause the final answer (density) to increase when it increases, assuming the volume remains constant

And when the denominator of a fraction is large, in this case volume, it would cause the final answer to become smaller!