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The density of gasoline is 690kg/m^3 and the density of turpentine is 870kg/m^3 Suppose you find a 5L can that is full of one of these liquids. You do not know which, and the label has fallen off, How could you tell the difference ?

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  1. andrefontex
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    mixing a sample from that can with a compound with density near 780 Kg/m^3. If the compound goes down, and the liquid of the can stays up, density of the compound is higher, and then it would be the gasoline with d=690 on top. If the compound went up, above the liquid you want to determine, density is less then that, and the liquid below would be the turpentine

  2. anonymous
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    Weigh it and compute the density, of course.

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