in a water heaver things goes and settles down like nail goes and settles down then in a sea or ocean why does ship or boats flote

Asked by  | 20th Nov, 2013, 07:09: 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 | 21st Nov, 2013, 09:31: AM

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