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If 53.62 ml of an oil weighs 48.34 g, what is the specific gravity of the oil?

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mass/volume = sp.g.

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actually, the specific gravity is the ratio of the density of oil to the density of water. Since the density of water is 1g/ml, the density of a substance is numerically the same as the specific gravity.

However, specific gravity is a dimensionless number, while density has units mass/volume.

So, the density of oil is .901 g/ml, but the specific gravity is just .901

In Imperial units, the density of the oil is 56.2 lb/ft^3, but the specific gravity is still .901

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