Practice Applying Buoyancy Formulas


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At a cookout, soda cans were submerged in a bucket of ice, which melted into water. The cans have a radius of 0.05m and are submerged 0.09m in the water. What is the buoyant force acting on the can?

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1. A student makes a rectangular, tin foil boat with a length of 0.2m and a width of 0.1m. The boat can only be submerged 0.02m. What is the maximum mass this student will be able to place on the boat?

2. A plastic raft floating in a pool displaces 0.2m3 of water. A man weighing 1,000N wants to sit on the raft. Will the raft support his weight?

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