Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 12 - Think and Explain: 48

Answer

1 kg of aluminum has more volume than 1 kg of gold.

Work Step by Step

Density = $\frac{mass}{volume}$ The smaller-density material, for the same mass, takes up more volume. To take it to extremes, imagine 1 kg of styrofoam vs. 1 kg of gold. The styrofoam takes up more volume. This is discussed on page 230, Table 12.1.
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