How much deeper does the barge lower?

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  1. A rectangular barge floats in freshwater. When a 400 kg block is loaded on the 5 m long by 2 m wide barge, the barge sinks a few centimeters deeper. How much deeper does the barge lower?

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Archimedes' principle
This is where I am stuck. My text book doesn't talk much about this at all.
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You've done all the hard work. How much deeper does the barge have to "sink" to displace the extra 0.4 m3?
 
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You've done all the hard work. How much deeper does the barge have to "sink" to displace the extra 0.4 m3?
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