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Buoyancy Boat

  1. Dec 2, 2006 #1


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    1. The bottom of a steel "boat" is a 4.00 m x 10.0 m x 4.00 cm piece of steel (rho=7900). The sides are made of 0.490 cm-thick steel.

    2. Relevant equations

    Fbouy = Wobj

    3. The attempt at a solution

    i have gone around in so many directions that I am pretty much lost...is okay to neglect the weight of the arms and if not then where do I account for this... help!!!!!
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  3. Dec 3, 2006 #2


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    What exactly is your question?
  4. Dec 3, 2006 #3


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    I assume he wants to find how deep the boat will lie in the water..
    (But it might be he is interested in finding out how much water he needs to keep his pot plants alive..)
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