A sphere of density = 500 kg/m^3 floats on water (density of water = 1000 kg/m^3).(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

1. What fraction of the volume of the sphere is below the waterline?

---I understand this problem and I got the correct answer of 0.5

2. Another liquid of density 200 kg/m^3 is now added on top of the water. The second liquid will not mix with the water. What fraction of the volume of the sphere is now below the waterline?

--The answer is supposed to be 3/8.

I have been trying to find out how to do this for a long time, and I still do not understand how to figure it out but I have an inkling it will be on my final exam in a week! Please help me sound this out. Thank you!

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# Homework Help: Archimedes' principle with 2 liquids

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