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Problem: What is the tension in the string in the figure?In the figure, there is a block hanging off a string, completely immersed in ethyl alcohol.it is 100 cm3 of aluminum (the block), and 2700 kg/mδ is the density of the aluminum.

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We'll consider Archimedes' principle in solving this problem. 

According to Archimedes' principle, the upward buoyant force on any object immersed in a fluid is equal to the weight of the liquid displaced by the object.

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What is the tension in the string in the figure?

In the figure, there is a block hanging off a string, completely immersed in ethyl alcohol.
it is 100 cm3 of aluminum (the block), and 2700 kg/mδ is the density of the aluminum.

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