Find Force question

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Homework Statement



A ball has a density of 900kg/m^3 and it's volume is 0.03m^3. To submerge in water the ball must be held down by the force. What is the force required to keep the ball submerged.

Homework Equations


Fnet=ma


The Attempt at a Solution


Not sure what equation to use to find the force/ how to do the problem
 

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Galileo
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Consider the following:
- What are the forces acting on the ball when it is underwater? (Draw a force diagram as aid)
- What should the net force be to keep it at rest underwater?
 

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