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Q & A: The density of irregular objects

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Most recent answer: 09/04/2013
Q:
explain how you could measure the density of an irregular stone weighing 2kg
- mildith (age 33)
Harare, Zimbabwe
A:

Some 2,200 years ago the Greek polymath Archimedes figured out how to measure the density of irregularly shaped objects.  Alledgedly, the king asked him if his crown was made of pure gold.  It wasn't. 

Just Google archimedes principle to find the answer and some other interesting facts.

 

LeeH

 

 

 


(published on 09/04/2013)

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