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Problem: The density of a human body can be calculated from its weight in air, Wair, and its weight while submersed in water, Ww. The density of a human body is proportional to:A. Wair/(Wair – Ww). B. (Wair – Ww)/Wair.C. (Wair – Ww)/Ww. D. Ww/(Wair – Ww).

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The relative density, ρ of a body is given by:

ρ=ρairρair-ρwater

Density in terms of volume, V:

ρ=mV

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The density of a human body can be calculated from its weight in air, Wair, and its weight while submersed in water, Ww. The density of a human body is proportional to:

A. Wair/(Wair – Ww). 

B. (Wair – Ww)/Wair.

C. (Wair – Ww)/Ww

D. Ww/(Wair – Ww).

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