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Joe3502

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- Homework Statement
- Find the buoyant force acting on a rectangular object with a cross-sectional area of 6m^2 when 0.5m of the object is below the surface of the water.

- Relevant Equations
- Fnet = Fb-Fg

Hi all,

My teacher assigned us a problem to do a few days ago and have attempted it many times, often leaving and coming back to see if I could figure it out. I imagine that you would take the cross-sectional area and multiply it by how far under the surface of the water the rectangular object is to get how much water it displaced. I am not sure if that is the right way to go about it, though.

Obviously, this is even harder because of the stay-at-home thing, but what's even worse is that my teacher hardly answers his email since the coming of this pandemic nor has he send any example problems or instructional videos. He does, however, post daily work but isn't mindful of those that need help.

Thank you very much for your time and stay safe,

Joe

My teacher assigned us a problem to do a few days ago and have attempted it many times, often leaving and coming back to see if I could figure it out. I imagine that you would take the cross-sectional area and multiply it by how far under the surface of the water the rectangular object is to get how much water it displaced. I am not sure if that is the right way to go about it, though.

Obviously, this is even harder because of the stay-at-home thing, but what's even worse is that my teacher hardly answers his email since the coming of this pandemic nor has he send any example problems or instructional videos. He does, however, post daily work but isn't mindful of those that need help.

Thank you very much for your time and stay safe,

Joe