(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A rectangular bar of soap floats with 3.5 cm extending below the water surface and 1.5 cm above. what is its density?

2. Relevant equations

p(rho)=m/v

3. The attempt at a solution

I dont know how to compute the volume since we are given only two lengths.

Athough, i think a better way to approach this problem will be with buoyancy.

To start,can we consider this block to be in equilibrium since it is floating? I am confused because it is also partially submerged.

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# Homework Help: Density of a Bar of Soap/ buoyancy

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