How To: Find density using the water displacement method

Find density using the water displacement method

To find out the density of any given object there is a simple equation, mass divided by the volume equals the density. In this video a lady is showing how to get the volume of three objects using water. First the objects are measured on a scale to find out how much they weigh, the mass. Next each one of the objects is placed into a measured amount of water to find out the volume. Before you place the object into the water you will want to know just how much water in there. That way when the object in added you can subtract the original amount from the new water amount giving you the volume. Now with the mass and volume calculated you divide the mass by the volume to come up with a number called density.

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