Potato Density#

For their first lab, Ximena decides to measure the density of a potato.They notice that it’s an unusual shape and floats, so it’s hard to calculate its volume.The potato’s mass is measured to be 284 \(g\).They then cut the potato into a cube and measure that the sides of the cube have length 2 inches, and the potato’s mass is 133 \(g\).For a uniform density potato, the mass and volume are proportional.

(Useful conversions: 1 \(\textrm{inch}\) = 2.54 \(cm\), 1 \(cm\) = \(10^{-2}\) \(m\), 1 \(g\) = \(10^{-3}\) \(kg\)).

Part 1#

In SI units what is the potato’s mass (\(m_p\))?

Answer Section#

Please enter in a numeric value in \(kg\).

Part 2#

In SI units what is the cube of potato’s mass (\(m\_{cp}\))?

Answer Section#

Please enter in a numeric value in \(kg\).

Part 3#

In SI units, what is the volume of the cube of potato after it has been cut?

Answer Section#

Please enter in a numeric value in \(m^3\).

Part 4#

In SI units, what is the volume of the original potato?

(Hint: use proportional reasoning!)

Answer Section#

Please enter in a numeric value in \(m^3\).

Attribution#

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