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Determining the Mass of a Sample of PVC

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The density of a sample of PVC (a type of plastic commonly found in pipes and house siding) is $1.37 \textrm{ g/mL}$. The sample is added to a graduated cylinder that initially reads $4.2 \textrm{ mL}$ of water and the water level rises.

If the volume of the water reads $6.4 \textrm{ mL}$ after the addition of the PVC sample, what is the mass of the sample?

A

$0.33 \textrm{ g}$

B

$1.6 \textrm{ g}$

C

$3.0 \textrm{ g}$

D

$5.8 \textrm{ g}$

E

$8.8 \textrm{ g}$