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## Homework Statement

The density of ice is 917 kg/m^3, and the density of sea water is 1025 kg/m^3. A swimming polar bear climbs onto a piece of floating ice that has a volume of 5.2 m^3. what is the weight of the heaviest bear that the ice can support without sinking completely beneath the water?

## Homework Equations

Fb = pVg

(force buoyancy) = (rho)(volume)(Grav)

## The Attempt at a Solution

I'm not entirely sure where to begin but I'm thinking that Fb would end up being the weight of the polar bear. Any suggestions? Thanks in advanced!