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Homework Help: Apparent weight of immersed bodies

  1. Oct 2, 2011 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    An object has a weight of 250N, when weighed by spring balance. The same object is fully immersed in water, then the spring balance reading shows, 150N. How to determine the relative density of the object.

    2. Relevant equations

    Archimedes' principle

    3. The attempt at a solution

    No idea!!!
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2011
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  3. Oct 2, 2011 #2


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    What weight of water does its volume displace?
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