Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32162-592-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-32162-592-2

Chapter 10 - Fluids - Misconceptual Questions: 1

Answer

Choice C.

Work Step by Step

Both objects have the same volume and displace equal amounts of the same fluid. They experience the same buoyant force. The wood piece floats because the buoyant force is larger than its weight, and the iron piece sinks because the buoyant force is less than its weight.
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