## in order to float, how much water must ship displace?

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A ship that has a mass 10 million kg must displace how much fresh water in order to float?

A. 10 million N
B. 9.8 million N
C. 98 million N
D. 980 million N
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2. Relevant equations

p=f/a

density=rho
rho=mass/volume
rho(water)=1000kg/m^3 or 1g/cm^3

3. The attempt at a solution

to float the buoyant force must equal the weight of the boat?

so rho*V*g=m*g

rho=m/v

1000=10million/v
v=1000/10million

1000kg/m^3*(1000/10million)*9.8)=10million*9.8

??wait, where am i solving for?? there is no open variable that needs solving egh....

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