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        A solid sphere of radius 5 cm floats in water. If a maximum load of 0.1 kg can be put on it without wetting the load, find the specific gravity of the material of the sphere. 
5 years ago

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Kevin Nash
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							Sol.  W1 + W2 = U.
⇒mg + V * ps * g = V * pw * g (where ps = density of sphere in gm/cc)
⇒1 – ps = 0.19
⇒ps = 1 – (0.19) = 0.8 gm/cc
So, specific gravity of the material is 0.8.

						
5 years ago
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