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Homework Help: Surface tension, capillary action, viscous fluid

  1. Oct 15, 2006 #1
    I was having trouble with this problem. please let me know how to approach this. thanks.

    The density of ice is 920 kg/m3, and that of seawater is 1030 kg/m3. What fraction of the total volume of an iceberg is exposed?
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2006
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  3. Oct 16, 2006 #2


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    Use Archimede's principle. The amount of seawater displaced by the iceberg - the weight of the seawater displaced by the volume of the iceberg below the surface [itex]V_{below}[/itex] - needs to be equal to the weight of all of the iceberg.
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