# The density of an object is 10g/cm^3.what does this statement mean?

May 7, 2018

Every cubic centimeter of the object has a mass of $10$ grams.
${\text{density" = "10 g/cm}}^{3}$
In other words, it reads $10$ grams per cubic centimeter or alternatively $10$ grams per milliliter. This tells us how much mass there is per a specific unit of volume of the object. If we knew the total volume of the object, we could calculate its total mass, or vice versa, i.e. find out its volume from its mass.