Problem: A 3.60-kg piece of wood (exttip{SG}{SG}SG = 0.51) floats on water. What minimum mass of lead, hung from the wood by a string, will cause it to sink?

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A 3.60-kg piece of wood (exttip{SG}{SG}SG = 0.51) floats on water. What minimum mass of lead, hung from the wood by a string, will cause it to sink?

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