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Fluid mechanics density problem

by velocityay
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Sep18-09, 03:21 PM
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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
If the density of iron is 7.8x103kg/m3, what is the highest possible height of a square based column of sides=40cm and mass of 1,000kg?

2. Relevant equations
Fg=[tex]\rho[/tex]vg (I think?)

3. The attempt at a solution
I took the length of the side of the square and used it to find a volume which I got to be .064m3, I'm really not sure where to go from here or if I understand what the question is asking
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Sep18-09, 07:48 PM
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Find the area of the base.
Volume of the column = Area* height.
Density = mass /volume.

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