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Does water displacement theory apply to other liquids?

  1. Mar 12, 2012 #1

    I assume that you all know the water displacement theory where:

    The volume of water displaced is equal to volume of completely submerged object.

    Now, my questions is this: does this theory work for other liquids besides water (e.g. mercury, seawater)?
    If not, then can you please explain by using example equations/formulae to prove your point.

    Many thanks,
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  3. Mar 12, 2012 #2


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  4. Mar 12, 2012 #3


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    Welcome to PF!

    Yes, what you said, though a little clumsily worded, does work for other fluids besides water.
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