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Homework Help: Archimedes Principle

  1. Jan 15, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    A rectangular barge, 5 meters long and 2 meters wide, floats in fresh water. How much deeper will the barge sink when a 800 kg load is added to the barge? Use a density of water of 1000 kg per cubic meter.

    2. Relevant equations

    not sure

    3. The attempt at a solution

    completely lost
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  3. Jan 16, 2010 #2


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