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Grade: 8

                        

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

4 months ago

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Saurabh Koranglekar
askIITians Faculty
8406 Points
							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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4 months ago
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