# What is the formula for calculating density and what does each letter stand for in the formula?

##### 1 Answer

Sep 21, 2016

#### Explanation:

Density is defined as the ratio of Mass to Volume.

Water for example has a defined value of 1 gram/ l ml (or

or a density of 1

To make this more clear multiply both g/1 and g/ml times

the reciprocal of g/ml which is mi/g

The first term on the top reduces to just ml

The second term on the bottom reduces to 1

leaving ml or Volume as the answer.