# The density of a floating object can be determined by tying just enough weight to the object to submerge it completely, and then weighing the weights and object separately in the air. Consider a wood log that weights 1600 N in air. It is found that it takes 42 kg of lead (????? = 11,300 ?? ?3 ⁄ ) to just submerge the log in the water (i.e. to achieve neutral buoyancy). For the conditions given, find thefollowing:a. The volume of the log in m3.b. The average density of the log in kg/m3For this problem, take the density of water to be ?????? = 1000 ??/ ?3.

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The density of a floating object can be determined by tying just enough weight to the object to submerge it completely, and then weighing the weights and object separately in the air. Consider a wood log that weights 1600 N in air. It is found that it takes 42 kg of lead (????? = 11,300 ?? ?3 ⁄ ) to just submerge the log in the water (i.e. to achieve neutral buoyancy). For the conditions given, find the
following:
a. The volume of the log in m3.
b. The average density of the log in kg/m3
For this problem, take the density of water to be ?????? = 1000 ??/ ?3.

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## Expert Answer

Step 1

a. 42 kg of lead results the wood log to submerge it in the water. Thus, the force of buoyancy which acts on the wood and lead after being submerged in water is equal to the sum of the weights of lead and the wood. Therefore,

Step 2

In the above equation,

Step 3

The mass and density of lead is known. C...

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