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weight of boat - buoyancy
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Posted by: mecmohan

07/28/2006, 00:37:53

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Steel boats float, however, because they are hollow and shaped to displace a volume of water that weighs more than the boat's weight.


i got the above statement from www.bookrags.com. and my doubt is if the boat is made in such a way that it displaces more volume of water than the boat's weight then boat should sink as it displaced more volume water. means it weigt should be more than its actual weight as per the archimedes principle of buoyancy. can any body help me in this regard








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Posted by: traingdt

07/28/2006, 07:47:02

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That statement is correct -- read it again very carefully! The boat "displaces a volume of water (call that item A) that weighs more than the boat's weight" (call that item B). Since A (the water) weighs more than B (the boat), the boat is pushed up to the surface of the water.







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Posted by: mecmohan

07/31/2006, 05:45:57

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thank u Mr.trngdt
i got the statement clarified. thank u very much.







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