An open barge has the dimensions shown in the figure.
If the barge is made out of 5.2-cm-thick steel plate on each of its four sides and its bottom, what mass of coal can the barge carry in freshwater without sinking?
p = m/V
The Attempt at a Solution
V = 22 * 40 * 12 m3 = 10,560 m3
pwater = 1,000 kg/m3
1,000 kg/m3 = m/10,560
m = 1,000*10,560 = 10,560,000 kg
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