Buoyancy & Buoyant Force Video Lessons

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# Problem: When an object is floating, the buoyant force on it is just equal to its weight. A) True B) False

###### FREE Expert Solution

Newton's second law:

$\overline{){\mathbf{\Sigma }}{\mathbf{F}}{\mathbf{=}}{\mathbf{m}}{\mathbf{a}}}$

A floating object is partially submerged in the fluid. We'll draw a free-body diagram of the forces acting on the object.

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###### Problem Details

When an object is floating, the buoyant force on it is just equal to its weight.

A) True

B) False