Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-32162-592-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-32162-592-2

Chapter 10 - Fluids - Misconceptual Questions: 4


Choice D.

Work Step by Step

An ocean liner is not a solid block of steel. It is hollowed out, and its hull can displace an amount of water whose weight is equal to that of the ship and everything in it. In other words, if you imagine closing off the top of the ship with a massless membrane, the overall average density of the ship, mass/volume, is less than that of water. The ocean liner floats.
Update this answer!

You can help us out by revising, improving and updating this answer.

Update this answer

After you claim an answer you’ll have 24 hours to send in a draft. An editor will review the submission and either publish your submission or provide feedback.