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Homework Help: Object in water

  1. Mar 4, 2005 #1
    An object with a density of 681.0 kg/m3 and a mass of 1183.0 kg is thrown into the ocean. Find the volume that sticks out of the water. (use pseawater = 1024 kg/m3)
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  3. Mar 4, 2005 #2


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    You can't just "throw" the problem in this "ocean" and expect a solution. You need to give your thoughts, show your working.

    Use Archimedes' principle.
  4. Mar 5, 2005 #3


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    Nice answer!

    1. What is the volume of this object?

    2. What is the volume of water it displaces?
    (Again: "Archimedes' principal".)
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