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### Author Topic: How do I calculate density?  (Read 1186 times)

#### Icez

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##### How do I calculate density?
« on: 04/04/2011 21:30:03 »

What is the density of a solid whose mass is 96 grams and has a volume of 3 cubic inches?

What do you think?
« Last Edit: 04/04/2011 21:30:03 by _system »

#### yor_on

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##### How do I calculate density?
« Reply #1 on: 04/04/2011 23:20:05 »
D=m/v
D stands for Density, m stands for mass, and V stands for Volume.
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#### imatfaal

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##### How do I calculate density?
« Reply #2 on: 05/04/2011 10:40:40 »
Icez - to add to Yoron's answer.  Always make sure your units are consistent.  Whilst grammes per cubic inch is a measure of density; it is frowned up to mix systems of measurement and you wont be able to compare the density you get as an answer with any of the published info on the web/text books.  Inches are 'Imperial' the gramme is 'Systeme International (SI)'; both are useable but the establishment's preference is for SI.  Google will convert units for you very easily