if we drop a nidle in a bucket of water it get sinked because it is made up of metal, but huge ships are also made up of metal, so why does it not sink?

Asked by Ayush Bharti | 15th Dec, 2013, 09:53: PM

Expert Answer:

Iron nail has greater density than water. Hence, it sinks.

Ships are also made of iron. But, they are hollow and empty from inside. This space is filled with air. Hence, the average density of ship becomes less than water and the ship is able to float.

Answered by Romal Bhansali | 16th Dec, 2013, 12:33: PM

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