(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A downward force of 18.0 N must be applied to a woman weighing 480.0 N to keep her completely submerged in water. What is the density of her body

2. Relevant equations

Density=m/v

Fb=density of fluid times volume of fluid times g

Fb=F(bottom) minus F(top)

3. The attempt at a solution

Fb=F(bottom)-F(top)

480=18 minus f(top)

F(top)=-462 and we cant have it negative so idk what im doing wrong. Also even if it was positive, I plug it in for F=mg to solve for m and then multiply it by the volume which does not get me the density answer please help me and explain the steps!!

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