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A cubical block of ice floating in water has to support a metal piece weighing 0.5 kg. what can be the minimum edge of the block so that it does not sink in water? Specific gravity of ice = 0.9.

A cubical block of ice floating in water has to support a metal piece weighing 0.5 kg. what can be the minimum edge of the block so that it does not sink in water? Specific gravity of ice = 0.9.

Grade:10

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Deepak Patra
askIITians Faculty 471 Points
6 years ago
Sol. Let x →minimum edge of the ice block in cm. So, mg + Wice= U. (where U = Upward thrust) ⇒0.5 × g + x3× ρice× g = x3× ρw× g

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