A hollow, plastic sphere is held below the surface of a freshwater lake by a cord anchored to the bottom of the lake. The sphere has a volume of 0.700 M^3 and the tension in the cord is 760 N.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Calculate the buoyant force exerted by the water on the sphere. Take the density of water to be 1000 kg/m^3 and the free fall acceleration to be 9.80 m/s^2.

**for this I set up Bouyant = density *Volume*gravity = 6860 N

What is the mass of the sphere? Take the density of water to be 1000kg/m^3 and the free fall acceleration to be 9.80m/s^2 .

**here I used Buoyant = mg+T and solved for m, so answer for m= 622 kg

The cord breaks and the sphere rises to the surface. When the sphere comes to rest, what fraction of its volume will be submerged? Express your answer as a percentage.

**For the sphere to be at rest, mg = B. There is no tension anymore, since the cord was broken. I express B as a function of the volume of the sphere that is still submerged:

mg = B --> rho*V*g = 0.7 how do I express it as a percentage? I tried 70%

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# Homework Help: Calculate the buoyant force exerted by the water on the sphere

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