Problem: A rectangular wooden block of weight W floats with exactly one-half of its volume below the waterline. The wooden block is removed from the water bath and placed in an unknown liquid. In this liquid, only one-third of the wooden block is submerged this unknown liquid is more dense than water. What is the density of the unknown liquid ρunknown?

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The weight of water, Wwater = g/2.

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A rectangular wooden block of weight W floats with exactly one-half of its volume below the waterline. The wooden block is removed from the water bath and placed in an unknown liquid. In this liquid, only one-third of the wooden block is submerged this unknown liquid is more dense than water. What is the density of the unknown liquid ρunknown?

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