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Homework Help: Buoyancy Question

  1. Mar 27, 2009 #1
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    A cube 6.in on a side is made of aluminum heaving Specific weight of 0.100lb/in3. If the cube is suspended on a wire with half of the volume in water and the other half in oil SG= 0.85. What is the tension on the String.

    I hope some can answer this pretty quick. Thank you
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  3. Mar 27, 2009 #2
    Do you know Archimede's Principle? Calculate the volume of the two fluids displaced by each part, and then figure the forces exerted by each fluid volume on the cube.
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