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The density of a material is scientifically defined as its mass per volume. It can also be thought of as how compacted or compressed a substance is. When calculating a density from a mass and volume figure, it's important to remember that density can be affected by pressure and temperature, particularly where gases are concerned.
The density calculator uses the density formula: Density = Mass ÷ Volume. To calculate density, you divide the mass by the volume. If you enter your two figures for mass and volume into the calculator, it will return the density.
Calculating mass from density and volume
To calculate mass, simply rearrange the structure of the overall density formula. Multiply your density figure by your volume figure: m = ρ x V
It's a common request that people want to know how they can convert a volume to a weight, hoping it's a simple one-to-one conversion. And it's for that reason that I built my weight to volume converter and cooking calculator tools. So, please do make use of those tools if you need to.
Calculating volume from mass and density
To calculate volume, rearrange the structure of the density formula in order to divide your mass figure by your density figure : V = m / ρ
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