1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data (I made this question myself) What happens to the cylinder (in orange color) kept inside a beaker filled with water like this: The cylinder just passes through a hole on the bottom of the beaker. Assume that water cant leak through the hole. Will the cylinder move up? Or will it move down? 2. Relevant equations None 3. The attempt at a solution I initially thought that the cylinder will move up because of buoyant force. But then, all the forces on the cylinder are downwards. The pressure acting on the cylinder is downward and so is its weight. So will the cylinder move down? Also, if the cylinder is replaced by a cone like this Will the cone remain at rest?