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Problem: A spar buoy consists of a circular cylinder, which floats with its axis oriented vertically. One such buoy has a radius of 1.00 m, a height of 2.00 m and weighs 40.0 kN. What portion of it is submerged when it is floating in fresh water? [A] 1.35 m [B] 1.30 m [C] 1.25 m [D] 1.20 m [E] 1.50 m

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A spar buoy consists of a circular cylinder, which floats with its axis oriented vertically. One such buoy has a radius of 1.00 m, a height of 2.00 m and weighs 40.0 kN. What portion of it is submerged when it is floating in fresh water?

[A] 1.35 m

[B] 1.30 m

[C] 1.25 m

[D] 1.20 m

[E] 1.50 m

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