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A Beginner's Guide to Calculating Density

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This posting provides a general definition of density as well as two example to calculate density. The first example is based on finding the density of a cube by calculating the cube's volume. The second example is based on finding the density of an egg using the volume displacement method.

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This posting explains how to calculate density of an object.

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Density is defined as the average mass per unit volume; it is a measure of how much matter is squeezed into a given space. The more closely packed the molecules, the higher the density of the material.

The equation for density is as follows:

Density = Mass (g) / Volume (cm3)

To find the density of an object, both the mass and the volume need to be known.


Example One

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