A Graduated Cylinder Contains 44.2mL Of Water. A 48.6-g Piece Of Metal Is Carefully Dropped Into The Cylinder. When The Metal Is Completely Covered With Water, The Water Rises To The 51.3-mL Mark. What Is The Density Of The Metal?

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The 48.6 g of metal displace 51.3-44.2 = 7.1 ml of water. The density is 48.6 g/(7.1 ml) = 6.8 g/ml
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We use 2 significant figures, because that is the accuracy of our volume measurement.

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