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Problem: Archimedes principle can be used not only to determine the specific gravity of a solid using a known liquid; the reverse can be done as well. As an example, a 3.80-kg aluminum ball has an apparent mass of 2.30 kg when submerged in a particular liquid: calculate the density of the liquid. Derive a formula for determining the density of a liquid using this procedure.

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Archimedes principle can be used not only to determine the specific gravity of a solid using a known liquid; the reverse can be done as well. As an example, a 3.80-kg aluminum ball has an apparent mass of 2.30 kg when submerged in a particular liquid: calculate the density of the liquid. Derive a formula for determining the density of a liquid using this procedure.

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