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<HTML><HEAD></HEAD><BODY><P>Dear Audny,</P><P>That sounds a bit like a homework problem, so I will just outline the solution process and let you calculate the actual answer.</P><P>We know the density of water (1g/cm^3) and that buoyancy - flotation - is the balance of an object's density with that of water. SO, we first need to calculate the total volume of the block: 20cm x 20cm x 20cm. If 46% of that volume is submerged, the mass submerged equals the mass of the same volume of water. 0.46 x 20cm x 20cm x 20cm will give you the grams of water displaced by the block, or the mass of the total block.</P><P>You could then use the original total volume and the calculated mass to calculate the density fo the block.</P><P>Best regards,</P><P>Steven</P></BODY></HTML>Wed, 28 Aug 2019 23:36:42 GMTscooke2019-08-28T23:36:42Zwhat is the mass
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<HTML><HEAD></HEAD><BODY><P>A wooden cube 20 cm in each direction is floating so that 46% of it is under water. How much mass does the block have?</P></BODY></HTML>Wed, 28 Aug 2019 00:14:55 GMThttps://communities.acs.org/t5/Ask-An-ACS-Chemist/what-is-the-mass/m-p/10511#M398Justice002019-08-28T00:14:55ZRe: what is the mass
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<HTML><HEAD></HEAD><BODY><P>Dear Audny,</P><P>That sounds a bit like a homework problem, so I will just outline the solution process and let you calculate the actual answer.</P><P>We know the density of water (1g/cm^3) and that buoyancy - flotation - is the balance of an object's density with that of water. SO, we first need to calculate the total volume of the block: 20cm x 20cm x 20cm. If 46% of that volume is submerged, the mass submerged equals the mass of the same volume of water. 0.46 x 20cm x 20cm x 20cm will give you the grams of water displaced by the block, or the mass of the total block.</P><P>You could then use the original total volume and the calculated mass to calculate the density fo the block.</P><P>Best regards,</P><P>Steven</P></BODY></HTML>Wed, 28 Aug 2019 23:36:42 GMThttps://communities.acs.org/t5/Ask-An-ACS-Chemist/what-is-the-mass/m-p/10512#M399scooke2019-08-28T23:36:42Z