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

A seagoing crane lifts a sealed safe from a sunken ship. The average density of the safe is 5.3 grams/cc and its mass is 120 kg. What is the tension in the lifting cable when the safe is still submerged?

2. Relevant equations

Pressure = density *gravity* height*

Buoyant force = mg

3. The attempt at a solution

I calculated 5300kg/m^2 * 9.81 m/s^2 * 120 kg

The above is what I got so far but I'm not sure I'm doing it right. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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# Homework Help: Tension in lifting cable

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