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Can bouyancy

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1. Homework Statement
A tin can has a total volume of 1200 cm^3 and a mass of 130g. How many grams of lead shot of density 11.4 g/cm^3 could it carry without sinking in water?


2. Homework Equations

Bouyancy force= mass of displaced fluid*g



3. The Attempt at a Solution

no idea!
 

Answers and Replies

Dick
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The can will sink when mass of the displaced water becomes less than the mass of the can plus lead shot, right? How much lead shot do you need to make them equal when the can is on the verge of sinking (i.e. has displaced all of the water it possibly 'can')?
 

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