The relative density of a solid is 0.6. It floats in water with: a)whole of its volume inside water b)60% of its volume inside water c)60% of its volume outside water d)40% of its volume inside water

Asked by anusha | 10th Oct, 2013, 11:57: AM

Expert Answer:

Relative density of solid is 0.6. That is, its density is 60% of the denssity of water.
 
Thus, when it is placed in water, the solid will balance itself when 60% of its volume is under water, or 40% of its volume is outside water.
 
Thus, option (b) is correct.

Answered by Romal Bhansali | 10th Oct, 2013, 12:09: PM

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