The image above represents bulk density.

To compute for bulk density, two essential parameters are needed and these parameters are **Mass of the soil (m) **and **Volume of the soil (V).**

The formula for calculating bulk density:

s_{b} = ^{m} / _{V}

Where:

s_{b} = Bulk Density

m = Mass of the Soil

V = Volume of the Soil

Let’s solve an example;

Find the bulk density when the mass of the soil is 24 and the volume of the soil is 6.

This implies that;

m = Mass of the Soil = 24

V = Volume of the Soil = 6

s_{b} = ^{m} / _{V}

s_{b} = ^{24} / _{6}

s_{b} = 4

Therefore, the **bulk density **is **4.**

**Calculating the Mass of the Soil when the Bulk Density and the Volume of the Soil is Given.**

m = s_{b} x V

Where;

m = Mass of the Soil

s_{b} = Bulk Density

V = Volume of the Soil

Let’s solve an example;

Find the mass of the soil when the bulk density is 10 and the volume of the soil is 4.

This implies that;

s_{b} = Bulk Density = 10

V = Volume of the Soil = 4

m = s_{b} x V

m = 10 x 4

m = 40

Therefore, the **mass of the soil ** is **40.**

**Calculating the Volume of the Soil when the Bulk Density and the Mass of the Soil is Given.**

V = ^{m} / _{sb}

Where;

V = Volume of the Soil

s_{b} = Bulk Density

m = Mass of the Soil

Let’s solve an example;

Find the volume of the soil when the bulk density is 15 and the mass of the soil is 45.

This implies that;

s_{b} = Bulk Density = 15

m = Mass of the Soil = 45

V = ^{m} / _{sb}

V = ^{45} / _{15}

V = 3

Therefore, the **volume of the soil **is **3.**

Nickzom Calculator – **The Calculator Encyclopedia** is capable of calculating the bulk density.

To get the answer and workings of the bulk density using the **Nickzom Calculator – The Calculator Encyclopedia. **First, you need to obtain the app.

You can get this app via any of these means:

**Web** – https://www.nickzom.org/calculator-plus

To get access to the **professional **version via web, you need to **register** and **subscribe **for** NGN 2,000 **per** annum** to have utter access to all functionalities.

You can also try the **demo **version via https://www.nickzom.org/calculator

**Android (Paid)** – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.nickzom.nickzomcalculator

**Android (Free)** – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nickzom.nickzomcalculator

**Apple (Paid)** – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/nickzom-calculator/id1331162702?mt=8

Once, you have obtained the calculator encyclopedia app, proceed to the **Calculator Map, **then click on **Agricultural**** **under **Engineering****.**

Now, Click on **Soil Mechanics and Foundation **under **Agricultural**

Now, Click on **Bulk Density **under **Soil Mechanics and Foundation**

The screenshot below displays the page or activity to enter your values, to get the answer for the bulk density according to the respective parameters which is the **Mass of the soil (m) **and **Volume of the soil (V).**

Now, enter the values appropriately and accordingly for the parameters as required by the **Mass of the soil (m) **is **24 **and **Volume of the soil (V)** is **6**.

Finally, Click on Calculate

As you can see from the screenshot above, **Nickzom Calculator**– The Calculator Encyclopedia solves for the bulk density and presents the formula, workings and steps too.