Problem: A small cube of aluminum measures 15.6 mm on a side and weighs 10.25 g. What is the density of aluminum in g/cm3?

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We can solve this problem by first finding the volume of cube.


Since it’s a cube, all of its sides have equal lengths.

The volume of cube is given by:

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Let’s start by converting the side from mm to cm.


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A small cube of aluminum measures 15.6 mm on a side and weighs 10.25 g. What is the density of aluminum in g/cm3?

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