Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

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

Chapter 13 - Think and Explain: 74

Answer

The carton will displace 1 liter of water, so the force needed must counteract the buoyant force, which is the weight of 1 L of water. Figure 13.12 tells us this is 9.8 N.
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