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Calculate Density

In this worksheet, students will be asked to work out densities given the mass and volume of objects.

'Calculate Density' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Year:  Year 8 Maths worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Geometry and Measures

Curriculum subtopic:   Derive and Apply Formulae

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Worksheet Overview

Density is an example of a compound measure, which is one that involves more than one unit of measurement. 


Density is a measure of mass (e.g. kg, g) in relation to unit volume (e.g. m3, cm3) and can be measured in kg/m3, g/cm3 etc.


We calculate densities using the following formula:


Density = Mass ÷ Volume



A large block of oak has a mass of 185 kg and a volume of 0.25 m3

Find its density in kg/m3.



Density = Mass ÷ Volume = 185 ÷ 0.25 = 740 kg/m3.


Now it's over to you to apply this formula to word problems by yourself.

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