A beaker of mass 1 kg containing 2.5 kg of water rests on a scale. A 3.1 kg block of a metallic alloy of density 4900 kg/m3 is suspended from a spring scale and is submerged in the water of density 1000 kg/m3 as shown in the figure.
What does the hanging scale read? The acceleration due to gravity is 9.8 m/s 2.
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