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Homework Help: Buoyancy question

  1. Sep 27, 2008 #1
    The question is:
    "AN object weighs 6.4 N when fully immersed in water. Find the buoyant force acting on it."
    I have not even come near to the solution because it doesn't fit in the formula.

    thanks in advance.
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  3. Sep 27, 2008 #2

    Doc Al

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    As stated, there is not enough information given to answer the question. Please post the problem exactly--word for word--as it was given to you.

    Also, try to understand the principles instead of just looking for a formula to use. Read up on Archimedes's principle.
  4. Sep 28, 2008 #3
    that's the exact word to word question and i think its true-the question is incomplete
    i'll verify, thanks otherwise
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