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Q & A: What is the density of a block of ice 12x12x20 inches?

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Most recent answer: 07/27/2011
Q:
What is the density of a block of ice 12x12x20 inches?
- Shawn (age 13)
Perry hall
A:
Density is the weight per unit volume.  It does not depend on the volume per se.    Water has a density of 1 gram per cubic centimeter or 64 lb per cubic foot, depending on your favorite units.  Ice is a bit less dense, it floats, only 0.916 times the density of water. 
In your case the volume is 1.75 cubic feet.  I'll let you do the arithmetic.

leeH

(published on 07/27/2011)

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