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Homework Help: physics

Posted by maria on Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at 8:46am.

Donald Duck and his nephews manage to sink Uncle Scrooge's yacht (m = 4843 kg), which is made of steel (ρ = 7850 kg/m3). In typical comic-book fashion, they decide to raise the yacht (which is now on the bottom of a lake) by filling it with ping-pong balls. A ping-pong ball has a mass of 2.70 g and a volume of 3.3510-5 m3.

How many balls are required to float the ship?

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