1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data If you had a rectangular prism and split it in half, half iron, half wood, and let if float on water, would the buoyant force be different on the different sides? 3. The attempt at a solution I originally thought since the iron was more dense than the wood, it would submerge more in the water and displace more fluid, thus the buoyant force would be greater then the wood. Then I thought, no wait, the density of the entire thing would be a certain value so they would both be the same regardless of what side you put them on. So which is it?