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Homework Help: Buoyancy problem answer check. Thanks!

  1. Apr 15, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    A 2.5 kg block of wood is floating in water. What is the magnitude of the buoyant force acting on the block?

    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution

    m=2.5kg
    b=mg=2.5*9.81
    b= 24.5N

    Is this right? Thanks in advance for the help!
     
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  3. Apr 15, 2010 #2

    Borek

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    Seems OK to me. That is, assuming I understood the question.
     
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