A thief uses a can of sand to replace a solid gold cylinder that sits on a weight-sensitive, alarmed pedestal. The can of sand and the gold cylinder have exactly the same dimensions (length = 22 cm and radius = 3.8 cm).
a. Calculate the mass of each cylinder (ignore the mass of the can itself). (density of gold = 19.3 g/cm3, density of sand = 3.00 g/cm3)
b. Did the thief set off the alarm? Explain.
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