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 Mar 31st 2017, 02:24 AM #1 Junior Member   Join Date: Mar 2017 Posts: 2 Archimedes problem A rectangular box of mass 10kg is placed in water. If it's Base is 20cm by 40 cm, calculate the height the water will reach up the side of the box.
 Mar 31st 2017, 07:09 AM #2 Senior Member   Join Date: Apr 2015 Location: Somerset, England Posts: 1,035 So a body floats when it displaces water equal to its own mass. You know the density of water is 1 kg per litre (1000cubic centimetres) , I hope. So the volume of 10kg of water is 10,000 ccs. So this is the volume of water displaced and is the volume of the box below the water level. So you need to solve the equation h * 40 *20 = 10000 where h is the height the water comes up the side of the box in cm. HallsofIvy likes this.
 Apr 1st 2017, 11:46 AM #3 Senior Member   Join Date: Jun 2010 Location: NC Posts: 418 About Buoyancy... Hi, I'm late here but this might be of help as a review. Floating Buoyancy | THERMO Spoken Here! Good luck, JP
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