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If you know the volume and density of an object, explain how you can determine its mass.

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animallover14 | Student, Grade 8 | (Level 2) Honors

Posted August 16, 2013 at 8:33 PM via web

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If you know the volume and density of an object, explain how you can determine its mass.

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tjbrewer | Elementary School Teacher | (Level 2) Associate Educator

Posted August 17, 2013 at 1:27 AM (Answer #1)

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The density of an object is the mass divided by the volume i.e. `d=m-:v`` ` So if you already know the volume `v` and the density `d` you can calculate the mass by resolving the equation.  `d xx v=m-:vxxv` so `m=d xx v`` `

Say I have a cube of material that is exactly 5 cubic cm, and its density is .9 g/cubic cm.  I can find that the mass of the cube is .9 x 5 =4.5 g

You can use similar transposition to find any similarly related measures. 

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