Physics Archimedes buoyancy lab

In calculating the density of a heavy solid. The string holding the heavy solid will cause error.

specific gravity= (mass object in air)/ (mass object in air- mass object in water) = density

When does it lead to an experimental density that is too high?
Too low?


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