Problem: A 40-lb container of peat moss measures 14x20x30 in. A 40-lb container of topsoil has a volume of 1.9 gal{ m gal}.Would it be correct to say that peat moss is "lighter" than topsoil? Explain.

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For peat moss

volume = 14 in x 20 in x 30 in = 8400 in3

density = 40 g8400 in3= 0.0048 g/in3


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A 40-lb container of peat moss measures 14x20x30 in. A 40-lb container of topsoil has a volume of 1.9 gal.

Would it be correct to say that peat moss is "lighter" than topsoil? Explain.

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