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Original Question -

A fishing boat displaces 3.31×10e3 kg of liquid when floating in fresh water (ρ=1000 kg/m3). If salt water has a density of 1.05×10e3 kg/m^3, how many kilograms of water would the boat displace if it were floating in salt water?

==> answer is 3.31e3 kg

My Question -

By what amount would the volume of water displaced by the boat change?

3. The attempt at a solution

Not sure what I'm doing wrong...

d= m/v

v= m/d

vsalt= 3.31e4 kg/1050 kg/m^3

~ 3.152 L

voriginal = 3.31e4 kg/1000 kg/m^3

= 3.31 L

Change in volume = 3.31L - 3.152 L

~0.158 L

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# Homework Help: Volume of water displaced ?

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