When dividing, the powers of 10 are subtracted.|
To calculate the density of an object the following equation is used:
D = M/V
where D = density, M = mass, and V = volume.
- Calculate the density of the Sun.
mass = 1.989x1033g
volume = 1.41x1033 cm3
- Calculate the density of a white dwarf star.
mass = 1x1033 g
volume = 5.23x1026 cm3
- Calculate the mass of a neutron star.
density = 6.55x1014 g/ cm3
volume = 3.05x1018 cm3
A teaspoon has a volume of 1.5 cm3. Using the density in
problems 7, 8,
and 9 above, determine how much mass would be contained in 5 teaspoons of
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