# Mass per unit area ?

hi

I'm doing a question involving the mass of a blanket .....
I just need to know the following :

could somebody please tell me :

what it means by mass per unit area ?

and for a blanket, how is the mass/unit area measured because the blanket is soft ?

Roger

Integral
Staff Emeritus
Gold Member
Ask yourself, what is the mass of the blanket? What is the Area of the blanket? Can you think of a way to get the mass per unit area? It does not matter if the blanket is hard or soft, you would do the same thing to get the mass per unit area of a piece of a thin wood.

I'm not sure how to measure the mass of the blanket ?

or to get mass per unit area ?

Can someone please explain why it doesn't matter how soft the blanket is ?

and how to get the mass per unit area ?

THANX

Roger

Integral
Staff Emeritus
$$\frac {Mass} {Area}$$ to get mass per unit area.