What Is the Formula for Calculating Density?

What Is the Formula for Calculating Density?

What Is the Formula for Calculating Density?

The formula for calculating density is mass divided by volume (density = mass/volume). Density is a measure of how much mass an object has per a given volume. Volume refers to the amount of three-dimensional space occupied by an object.

If an object has a mass of 80 grams and a volume of 30 cubic centimeters, it is possible to calculate its density by dividing 80 by 30. The result is a density of 2.67 grams per cubic centimeter. Experts from the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility say water has a density of 1.0. Any object with a density less than 1.0 will float in water, while an object with a density greater than 1.0 will sink in water.