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Homework Statement
I've attached the problem
I'm kind of lost as to how to even start this problem.
For part )
I think my first approach is to sum up forces in the vertical direction.
Which would yield FW1W2=ma=0
Where:
F=buoyancy force
W1=weight of submerged volume of oak
W2=weight of the steel thing.
W1=(Specific weight of oak)*(Lh)*A
(Lh)*A is essentially the volume of the submerged oak or the volume of the displaced fluid.
Can someone verify if this is the right approach?
Also, how do I find the specific weight of oak & steel given the specific gravity?
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