why does the ship floats in water and the piace of iron sinks?

Asked by  | 18th Feb, 2012, 07:51: PM

Expert Answer:

To float on water, an object must have a density less than that of water. A piece of iron is solid, and has a density greater than that of water. A ship has a thin layer of iron on the outside with an air pocket in the middle, decreasing the overall density of the ship enough to be less than that of water, allowing it to float.

Answered by  | 18th Feb, 2012, 10:34: PM

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