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Does the mass of a rock depend on its size or shape?

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Size matters All things being equal, size matters. If you have a truck-sized hunk of, say, lead (Pb), it will have more mass than a peanut-sized piece of the same material. But if you have two dissimilar materials, then size can be deceiving. Because materials have different densities, a small object may actually be more massive (that is, it may weigh more) than a much larger object. Shape has nothing to do with mass or weight.

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To summarise, Mass = Volume X Density.

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