If an object has a density of 10g/cm^3 and is cut into two equal parts, what is the density of each piece? Why?

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Nov 28, 2016

Answer:

The density of each piece remains at #10*g*cm^-3#.

Explanation:

#"Density"# is an #"intensive property"#, a property that depends on the nature of the material, unlike the #"extensive properties"# such as mass and volume, which are determined by the extent of the material.

We have #rho=10*g*cm^-3#; if we halve the volume, reasonably we halve the mass, and #rho# remains constant.