# Solution: You would like to determine if a set of antique silverware is pure silver. The mass of a small fork was measured on a balance and found to be 85.01 g. The volume was found by dropping the fork into a graduated cylinder initially containing 10.00 mL of water. The volume after the fork was added was 15.51 mL.Calculate the density of the fork.

###### Problem

You would like to determine if a set of antique silverware is pure silver. The mass of a small fork was measured on a balance and found to be 85.01 g. The volume was found by dropping the fork into a graduated cylinder initially containing 10.00 mL of water. The volume after the fork was added was 15.51 mL.

Calculate the density of the fork.

###### Solution

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

$\overline{){\mathbf{density}}{\mathbf{=}}\frac{\mathbf{mass}}{\mathbf{volume}}}$

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