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: 4

Answer

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.
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