A boat full of people lazily drifts along in Lake Superior. The boat has a mass, including people, of 15,450 kg.
1. What is the buoyant force on the boat?
2. What is the volume of the displaced water in cubic meters?
- Andrew SmithLv 7hace 1 mes
The buoyant force must be equal to the force of gravity on the boat or the boat would accelerate upwards or downwards. ~1.545*9.8 * 10 ^ 3 N
2. The weight of water displaced must be equal to weight of the boat. If the water has a density of 1000kg / m^3 then the 15450 kg of water has a volume of 15.45 m^3