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Homework Help: Calculate volume of object that is submerged

  1. Sep 19, 2007 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    an ice cube with a volume of 45ml and a density of .9g/cm^3 floats in a liquid with a density of 1.36g/ml. What volume of the cube is submerged in the liquid.
    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I did 45ml(.9g/cm^3) = 40.5g then I divided this mass by the denisity of the liquid

    and got 29.8mL is this correct if not what am i doing wrong.
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  3. Sep 19, 2007 #2


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    Seems right to me. The mass of the cube should equal the mass of the displaced liquid.
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