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The mass of 1 cubic meter of a substance is 800 kilograms

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The mass of 1 cubic meter of a substance is 800 kilograms under certain conditions. What is the volume, in cubic centimeters, of 1 gram of this substance under these conditions? (1 kilogram = 1,000 grams and 1 cubic meter = 1,000,000 cubic centimeters)

a 0.80
b 1.25
c 8.00
d 12.50
e 80.00

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16 Dec 2007, 09:18
1 cubic meter=1000000cubic centimeter
800 kilogram=800000gram
1000000/800000=x/1
800000x=1000000
x=1.25

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16 Dec 2007, 09:38
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m0/m1=V0/V1 where

m0=800 kg=0.8*10^6 g
m1=1 g
V0=10^6 cm^3

V1=1*10^6/0.8*10^6=1/0.8=1.25

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