# What is the density of a substance with a mass of 5 g and a volume of 10cm^3?

Sep 26, 2016

$0.5 \frac{g}{c {m}^{3}}$.

#### Explanation:

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

 "Density = (Mass)/(Volume)

• 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:

$D e n s i t y = \frac{5 g}{10 c {m}^{3}}$

Thus, the substance has a density of $0.5 \frac{g}{c {m}^{3}}$.