# What is the density of a chunk of shiny metal that has a mass of 57.3 g and a volume of 4.7 cm^3?

Jul 9, 2018

${\rho}_{\text{shiny metal}} \cong 12 \cdot g \cdot c {m}^{-} 3$...

#### Explanation:

By definition, ${\rho}_{\text{density"="mass"/"volume}}$

And so we take the quotient....

rho_"shiny metal"=(57.3*g)/(4.7*cm^3)=??*g*cm^-3

We get an answer with units of $g \cdot c {m}^{3} \equiv g \cdot m {L}^{-} 1$, as is appropriate for a density....