(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A wooden block floats in alcohol with 3/8th of it's length above alcohol. If it is made to float in water , what fraction of it's length is above water? [Density of alcohol = 0.8 gm/cc]

2. Relevant equations

density = mass/Volume

3. The attempt at a solution

5/8 of the block is under the alcohol. So the volume of the displaced fluid is 5/8V where V is volume of the block. density = mass/volume so: 0.8g/cc = m/[(5/8)V] m = (5/8) V (0.8g/cc) Then I got the buoyant force -: F = (5/8) V (0.8g/cc) g . After this i create such equation for water with water's density and fraction of block is submerged but how can i relate them :?

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