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## Homework Statement

I'm doing a problem that is likely a common one. It is comparing the buoyant force of an object in seawater to that of the same object in freshwater. which has more buoyant force acting on it?

## Homework Equations

not sure of equations at this stage, and we are just doing it real simple so we are assuming all things are equal other than the water density.

## The Attempt at a Solution

My take on it is that the object will displace more volume of freshwater than seawater and the amount displaced is determined by the volume of the object.

However if we captured the displaced water and weighed it they would have the same mass but different volumes.

I believe the buoyant force would be the same, just different volumes of the water has been displaced dependent on the water type.

Further to this, if the object was a boat for example, the mass of the water displaced would be the same as the mass of the boat.

Have I interpreted the basics of buoyant force correctly or am I off down the wrong path ?