Posted by **lovzz** on Monday, February 14, 2011 at 6:39am.

A rectangular piece of Styrofoam of mass 3.0 kg floats with 5.0% of its volume underwater. What is the maximum mass that the Styrofoam can support without sinking?

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**bobpurslley**, Monday, February 14, 2011 at 10:41am
to sink it, if 1/20th of its volume supports 3kg, then all of its volume would support 20*3kg total, or a net load added of 19*3kg

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