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marc873a

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- Homework Statement
- Explain how Cavendish found the density of the earth

- Relevant Equations
- P_earth = 3g/4pi*r_earth*G

I'm trying to find how Cavendish got the density of the earth to 5,48 times the density of water. In all of the YouTube videos and webpages I have seen, they mention different formulas where the mass of the earth or the gravitational constant, G, is included. But as far as I understand, these values were found later

Thanks ins advance :)

*using*the density that Cavendish found. How did he calculate the density without the other two values?Thanks ins advance :)