Problem: The density of an irregularly shaped object was determined as follows. The mass of the object was found to be 28.90 g + 0.03 g. A graduated cylinder was partially filled with water. The reading of the level of the water was 6.4 cm3 + 0.1 cm3. The object was dropped in the cylinder, and the level of the water rose to 9.8 cm3 + 0.1 cm3. What is the density of the object, with appropriate error limits? (See Appendix 1.5.)

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Density represents the mass of an object or compound within a given volume. When calculating density, we use the following equation:

density=massvolume


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The density of an irregularly shaped object was determined as follows. The mass of the object was found to be 28.90 g + 0.03 g. A graduated cylinder was partially filled with water. The reading of the level of the water was 6.4 cm3 + 0.1 cm3. The object was dropped in the cylinder, and the level of the water rose to 9.8 cm3 + 0.1 cm3. What is the density of the object, with appropriate error limits? (See Appendix 1.5.)

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