Liquid pressure

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if in a tank full of water big a wooden box floats on water then will the pressure below the box in the liquid be different from , the case , when there would be no wooden box ??
 

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Apply Archimede's principal- the box displaces its own weight of water so the total weight of water plus box above a given point stays the same.
 
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Apply Archimede's principal- the box displaces its own weight of water so the total weight of water plus box above a given point stays the same.

but if we consider a really big box which causes the water level to rise significantly , then i think that this will increase the pressure by (density*g*h) , pl. correct me if i am wrong or conform :)
 
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Yep. I was about to point this out myself 'till I got to read your post.
 

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