Rank the buoyant forces exerted on the following five objects of equal volume from the largest to the smallest. Assume the objects have been dropped into a swimming pool and allowed to come to mechanical equilibrium. If any buoyant forces are equal, state that in your ranking. (Use only ">" or "=" symbols. Do not include any parentheses around the letters or symbols.) (a) a block of solid oak (b) an aluminum block (c) a beach ball made of thin plastic and inflated with air (d) an iron block (e) a thin-walled, sealed bottle of water My answer? They are all equal since the buoyant force depends only on the volume displaced (whether the buoyant force is stronger or weaker than the weight of the object is irrelevant in this case I think). Cramster also says they are all equal and one of my classmates say it is equal too. Webassign says they are not equal.