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: 8

Answer

Choice C.

Work Step by Step

The floating object displaces a volume of fluid whose weight equals its own. So, when floating, the object feels a buoyant force pushing up on it that equals its own weight. We see that it needs to displace less of the denser water than the lighter oil, but still, the buoyant force it feels is the same in each liquid.
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