Problem: A block of metal has a width of 3.2 cm, a length of 17.1 cm, and height of 5.8 cm . Its mass is 1.4 kg . Calculate the density of the metal.Density is an intensive physical property that relates the mass of an object to its volume. Density, which is simply the mass of an object divided by its volume, is expressed in the SI derived unit g/mL for a liquid or g/cm3 for a solid. Most substances expand or contract when heated or cooled, so the density values for a substance are temperature dependent.

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A block of metal has a width of 3.2 cm, a length of 17.1 cm, and height of 5.8 cm . Its mass is 1.4 kg . Calculate the density of the metal.


Density is an intensive physical property that relates the mass of an object to its volume. Density, which is simply the mass of an object divided by its volume, is expressed in the SI derived unit g/mL for a liquid or g/cm3 for a solid. Most substances expand or contract when heated or cooled, so the density values for a substance are temperature dependent.

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