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Buoyant forces and weight

  1. Oct 29, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Suppose that an object that would normally float is held submerged How does the buoyant force in this situation compare to its weight? Explain you answer.

    2. Relevant equations
    I know that if a floating object isn't held submergered then its weight and buoyant force are equal, However, I am confused about the above situation

    3. The attempt at a solution
    Not really a problem but I just want to understand
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  3. Oct 29, 2008 #2

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    What does the buoyant force depend on? How does it change when you submerge the object? (Review Archimedes's principle.)
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