What is the mass density of a rock of mass 300 g that has an apparent mass of 200 g in water?

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Aug 25, 2016

Answer:

The density is 3.00 grams/ ml

Explanation:

The rock weighs 100 grams less in water than it does in air

#300g - 200 g = 100 g#

The density of water is # 1g/1 ml#

so 100 gram difference means 100 ml of water were displaced.

#(100 g/1) / (l g/ 1 ml)# xx ( 1 ml/ 1 g) / (1 ml / 1 g ) = 100 ml

so the volume of the rock is 100 ml.

Density = Mass / Volume.

Density = # 300 g / 100 ml # = 3 g/ ml