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Problem: A barge is 10.0 m wide and 60.0 m long and has vertical sides. The bottom of the hull is 1.20 m below the water surface. What is the weight of the barge and its cargo, if it is floating in fresh water? (A) 3.53 MN (B) 6.39 MN (C) 7.06 MN (D) 6.82 MN (E) 9.54 MN

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A barge is 10.0 m wide and 60.0 m long and has vertical sides. The bottom of the hull is 1.20 m below the water surface. What is the weight of the barge and its cargo, if it is floating in fresh water?

(A) 3.53 MN

(B) 6.39 MN

(C) 7.06 MN

(D) 6.82 MN

(E) 9.54 MN

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