An object of a material A of density 10.6 g/cm3 is placed in a tub of mercury (density 13.6 g/cm3). Which answer best describes the result? The object will sink to the bottom of the mercury. The object A will float with about 78% of its volume above the surface of the mercury. The object will float with about 22% of its volume above the surface of the mercury. The object will float with its top exactly even with the surface of the mercury.

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An object of a material A of density 10.6 g/cm3 is placed in a tub of mercury (density 13.6 g/cm3). Which answer best describes the result?

The object will sink to the bottom of the mercury.
The object A will float with about 78% of its volume above the surface of the mercury.
The object will float with about 22% of its volume above the surface of the mercury.
The object will float with its top exactly even with the surface of the mercury.

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