Posted by **Kim** on Wednesday, April 15, 2009 at 8:00pm.

An object in the shape of a cube has a mass of 375 grams and a side that measure 5.0 cm. Will this object float in water? Prove your answer by comparing the density of the cube to that of water.

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**DrBob222**, Wednesday, April 15, 2009 at 8:18pm
Calculate the density of the object. density = mass/volume. You have the mass, the volume of a cube is side^3 so that is 5^3 or 125 cm^3. If the density is greater than the density of water it will sink; otherwise, it will float.

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