Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 13 - Think and Explain: 66

Answer

In deeper water, more of your body is underwater and you displace more water. The larger buoyant force offsets more of your weight and you don’t exert as much force on the rocky bottom.
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