What is the density of a block that has the dimensions of 2.5 cm, 3.2 cm, and 5.4 cm, and a mass of 6.38 g?

1 Answer
Jan 18, 2016

Answer:

Density is simply mass per unit volume, which has the dimensions #g*cm^-3#

Explanation:

So we take the mass (in grams) and divide by the volume, which is the product of the linear dimensions:

#"Density", rho# #=# #(6.38*g)/(2.5*cmxx3.2*cmxx5.4*cm)# #=# #?? g*cm^-3#.

Now even if I get the arithmetic wrong, I certainly have the right units for density. Would this block float on water? Why or why not?