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Why does a ship made of iron float on water even though iron is denser than water??

Why does a ship made of iron float on water even though iron is denser than water??

Grade:8

1 Answers

Saurabh Koranglekar
askIITians Faculty 10341 Points
one year ago
Dear student

Aniron ship(or any metalship as is themodern standard)floatsbecause it is shaped such that itwillcontain air within its hullandtherefore the average density of theship asa whole including cavitiesandall the air space is lessthanthewater andtherefore itfloats.

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