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Homework Help: Help Help Help Fluid problem

  1. Nov 22, 2004 #1
    this is what the problem states i need help getting going
    An ameusement park is planning to build a water slid, and the park owners would like to use giants corcks (pc=.28 g/cm3) as floats for young children. what volumer of cork is needed to keep 20 percent by volume of 40 kg child above the water at the base of the water slide (assuming the density of a child is 1.01 g/cm3.
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  3. Nov 22, 2004 #2

    Chi Meson

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    Assume that all of the cork's volume is submerged, call this volume V.
    Remember, forces are balanced when an object is floating. What are the two forces?
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