# What is the density of a 36 g object with a volume of 15 cm^3?

Nov 3, 2016

$2.4 \frac{g}{c {m}^{3}}$

#### Explanation:

To calculate the density, we'll use the formula below:

• Usually, density will have units of $\frac{g}{m L}$ when dealing with a liquid or units of $\frac{g}{c {m}^{3}}$ when dealing with a solid.

• The mass has units of grams, $g$.

• The volume can have units of $m L$ or $c {m}^{3}$

We are given the mass and the volume, both of which have good units. All we have to do is plug the given values into the equation:

$D e n s i t y = \frac{36 g}{15 c {m}^{3}}$

Therefore that object has a density of $2.4 \frac{g}{c {m}^{3}}$.