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    Calculating area of an ice sheet

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    A 300 kg polar bear walks onto a .42 m thick chunk of ice, while it is floating in the arctic ocean. What is the area of the sheet if it sinks just level with the surface while supporting the bear?

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    The buoyant force (by Archemede's principle) due the volume of water displaced will be, B=density of water X Volume of water X acceleration due ...

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    This solution is provided in approximately 105 words. It uses Archemede's principle for buoyant force and water displaced to find the area of an ice sheet floating on the surface of water.