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- Homework Statement
- Elastic force and Buoyancy force

- Relevant Equations
- Archimedes' principle

Suppose a wooden cube with a side of 10 cm is connected to the bottom of a water container by a spring. If the density of wood is 0.6g/cm^3 and the density of water is 1g/cm^3 , what is the elastic force of the spring? Is it 4N or 6N ?

I think the answer is 4N … But the book says it is 6N , Could you please guide me which one is correct ?!

My answer : Spring force = Buoyancy force - Weight of the cube = 10N - 6N = 4N

I think the answer is 4N … But the book says it is 6N , Could you please guide me which one is correct ?!

My answer : Spring force = Buoyancy force - Weight of the cube = 10N - 6N = 4N