Problem: Based on the first and fourth sketches, what is the density of the block?The accompanying sketches suggest four observations made on a small block of plastic material.When analyzing Figure 4, it is helpful to keep in mind that the apparent mass of an object in fluid is equal to its mass in air, minus the mass of the fluid displaced mapparent = mair − mdisplaced fluid

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Based on the first and fourth sketches, what is the density of the block?


The accompanying sketches suggest four observations made on a small block of plastic material.

When analyzing Figure 4, it is helpful to keep in mind that the apparent mass of an object in fluid is equal to its mass in air, minus the mass of the fluid displaced 

mapparent = mair − mdisplaced fluid

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