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Modifying the determination of density of a solid in water

How would you modify the determination of density of a solid if the solid dissolved in water, as sugar does? Would your density measurements be more precise if you used a balance that weighed to more decimal places, but still used the same graduated cylinder for determining the volume?

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We first measure the volume and mass of pure water, without putting the sugar in it.

Then we measure the mass of water when sugar ...

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This solution explains whether density measurements would be more precise using a balance that weighed to more decimal places.

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