Apparent mass (specific gravity)

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Homework Statement

A piece of cork having a mass of 25 grams in air and a specific gravity of 0.25 is attached to a lead sinker whose mass is 266 grams in air. What will be the apparent mass of the two solids when they are both immersed in water?

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To start out, draw a free-body diagram; it might be helpful to consider the sinker+cork as one object. Identify all forces and write out Newton's second law.

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