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Posted by on Monday, November 15, 2010 at 4:22pm.

A flat slab of styrofoam, with a density of 32 kg/m^3, floats on a lake. What is the minimum volume the slab must have so that a 42 kg boy can sit on the slab without it sinking?

  • Physics - , Monday, November 15, 2010 at 5:06pm

    bouyancy-42g=0

    density water*g*volume-32g*volume-42g=0
    volume= 42/(densitywater-32kg/m^3)

    density water = 1000kg/m^3 about.

  • Physics - , Monday, November 15, 2010 at 6:56pm

    i have the same question, and i got .043 m^3. but it's not the right answer. what did i do wrong? ( i use the same formula too.)

  • Physics - , Monday, November 15, 2010 at 7:40pm

    nvm. i submit the answer wrong.

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