Buoyancy & Buoyant Force Video Lessons

Concept

Problem: When boat sails from freshwater to saltwater, the boat will floatA) higher in the saltwaterB) lower in the saltwaterC) at the same level

FREE Expert Solution

We are required to explain the effect of changing the density of fluid on the buoyant force.

Buoyant force:

$\overline{){{\mathbf{F}}}_{{\mathbf{B}}}{\mathbf{=}}{\mathbf{\rho }}{\mathbf{g}}{\mathbf{V}}}$ ⍴ is the density of the fluid, g is the gravitational acceleration and V is the volume of the fluid displaced.

85% (127 ratings)
Problem Details

When boat sails from freshwater to saltwater, the boat will float

A) higher in the saltwater

B) lower in the saltwater

C) at the same level