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A sample of an unknown material weighs 260 N in air and 175 N when immersed in alcohol of specific gravity 0.700.

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  1. rho g volume = weight of fluid displaced

    0.7 * 1000 kg/m^3 * 9.8 * V = 260-175 = 85
    so
    V = .0124 m^3 fluid displaced

    mass = 260/9.8 = 26.5

    density = mass/volume = 2139 kg/m^3
    or specific gravity of 2.14

    maybe concrete or some rock

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