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

A beaker of mass 1.4 kg containing 2.3 kg of water rests on a scale. A 2.8 kg block of a metallic alloy of density 4700 kg/m3 is sus- pended from a spring scale and is submerged in the water of density 1000 kg/m3 as shown in the figure.

(a) What does the hanging scale read? The

acceleration of gravity is 9.8 m/s2 .

Answer in units of N.

(b) What does the lower scale read?

2. Relevant equations

P = Po + pgh

Fb = Fdown - F up

3. The attempt at a solution

idk how to start on this one, i noe theres a Fup which P*A but the area is not given. =[ and neither is the heights and stuff so how am i sppose to find the bouyant force? and also for part ( b) is it simply just the mass of the beaker+ mass of water * g? since the fluid displaces is the same as the volumn of the mass

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# Homework Help: Bouyant Problems

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