Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach with Modern Physics (4th Edition)

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Chapter 14 - Fluids and Elasticity - Conceptual Questions: 6

Answer

$A > C > B$

Work Step by Step

The fraction of an object's volume that is submerged in a liquid as it floats depends on the density of the object. If an object has a larger density, then a larger fraction of the volume will be submerged. Object A has the largest fraction of its volume submerged, so object A has the largest density. Object B has the smallest fraction of its volume submerged, so object B has the smallest density. We can rank the densities of the objects in order, from largest to smallest: $A > C > B$
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