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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

If a steel ax and a aluminum piston have the same apparent weights in the water which can be written as

(Pax)(Vax) - (Pw)(Vax) = (Pp)(Vp) - (Pw)(Vp)

where P=rho(density), p=piston, V=volume, and w=water

Find the ratio (Wax/Wp) of their weights in the air. (Neglect the buoyant force in the air.) Assume densities Pax=7.7g/cm^3 and Pp=2.5g/cm^3

2. Relevant equations

P=m/v

3. The attempt at a solution

I do not even know how to start it so any help would be greatly appreciated.

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# Homework Help: Bouyancy problem

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