Solve the following problem showing all steps and showing the factor-label method for any necessary conversions. Report your answer to the correct number of significant figures.



1. A sheet of metal of unknown composition has been determined to have a mass of 17.5 kg, and its dimensions are 300.0 cm long, 100.0 cm wide, and 0.25 cm thick. What is the density of this piece of sheet metal expressed in g/cm^3?

 Aug 30, 2018

17.5  kg  =   17500 g


The volume of the solid is

300 * 100 * .25  = 7500 cm^3


So...the density  is     17500 g  / 7500 cm^3   ≈  2.33 g / cm^3



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 Aug 30, 2018

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