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Density of Water and Oil

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A certain object weighs 100 N. When placed in water it weighs 72 N and when placed in oil it weighs 82 N.
a) What is the density of the object?
b) What is the density of the oil?

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Solution Summary

This solution calculates the density of the object using the mass of the object and the buoyant force equation, and also calculates the density of the oil by using the volume of oil displaced and the buoyant force equation. All steps are shown with brief explanations.