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

A 6cm tall cylinder floats in water with its axis perpendicular to the surface. The length of the cylinder above water is 2cm. What is the cylinders mass density?

2. Relevant equations

Fb-Fg = pf*vf*g = mo*g

=pf*vf*g = po*vo*g

mass density = p = m / V

*note: pf=density of fluid

vf= volume of fluid

mo = mass of object

vo = volume of object.

water density = 1000 kg/m^3

3. The attempt at a solution

I basically drew the Free body diagram which had the buoyuant force pointing up and force of object pointing down to due (mg). Help! An answer would be nice

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# Homework Help: Buoyancy physics problem

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