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Comparatively Speaking: Density vs. Specific Gravity
By: Anthony J. O'Lenick Jr., Siltech LLC
Posted: December 1, 2010
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Test Your Skills
Calculate the following weights by their specific gravities, in comparison with water:
1. Olive oil has a specific gravity of 0.917; what does a gallon of it weigh?
2. Sea water has a specific gravity of 1.201; what does a gallon of it weigh?