# The volume of 50g of a substance is 20 cm^3. If the density of water is 1gcm^-3 will the substance float or sink?

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The volume of 50g of a substance is 20 cm3. If the density of water is 1gcm-3 will the substance float or sink?

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Mass of a substance = 50g

Volume of substance = 20 cm3

∴ Density of substance, d = $\frac{Mass}{Volume}$

$\frac{50}{20}$ = 2.5 g cm-3

i.e., the density of the substance is greater than the density of water. So it will sink in water.