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

A flat-bottomed barge, loaded with coal, has a mass of 2.8 x 10 ^(5) kg. The barge is 19.8 m long and 10.5 m wide. It floats in freshwater. What is the depth of the barge below the waterline?

2. Relevant equations

Archimedes principle

density = mass / volume

3. The attempt at a solution

I first found the area to be 207.9 meters ^(2). Buoyant force = density x gravity x volume. I did 2.8 x 10 ^ (5) / 207.9 = 1346.80. I have no idea what to even do now. Anyone?

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# Homework Help: Buoyancy of a barge

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