Problem: A material will float on the surface of a liquid if the material has a density less than that of the liquid. Given that the density of water is approximately 1.0 g/mL, will a block of material having a volume of 1.2 x 104 in3 and weighing 350 lb float or sink when placed in a reservoir of water?

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A material will float on the surface of a liquid if the material has a density less than that of the liquid. Given that the density of water is approximately 1.0 g/mL, will a block of material having a volume of 1.2 x 104 in3 and weighing 350 lb float or sink when placed in a reservoir of water?

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