A block of wood floats in a beaker of water. According to Archimedes' principle, the block experiences, an upward bouyant force. If the beaker wit the water and floating block were weighted, would the measured weight be less than the sum of the weights of the individual components? Explain.
The Attempt at a Solution
So here is what I am thinking, I think the weight would be less. If weight is mg but there is a negative force acting through the bouyancy force this should be subtracted, making it less than the sum of the individuals. If my thinking right? Its the weekend and I didn't want to wait until monday :)
Thanks for any help!