Fluid mechanics density problem

  1. 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    If the density of iron is 7.8x103kg/m3, what is the highest possible height of a square based column of sides=40cm and mass of 1,000kg?

    2. Relevant equations
    Fg=[tex]\rho[/tex]vg (I think?)

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I took the length of the side of the square and used it to find a volume which I got to be .064m3, I'm really not sure where to go from here or if I understand what the question is asking
  2. jcsd
  3. rl.bhat

    rl.bhat 4,435
    Homework Helper

    Find the area of the base.
    Volume of the column = Area* height.
    Density = mass /volume.
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