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Jethro
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Jethro asked in Science & MathematicsPhysics · 1 decade ago

Is there something wrong with my calculation?

Let's say you have a plastic cylinder closed off at either end. It is 10cm long and has a radius of 1.5cm. Is its volume therefore 10 * (pi * 1.5^2)cm^3? Since this equals 70.7, and water has a density of 1g/cm^3 should this not mean that the cylinder could weigh anything up to 70.7 grams before it would sink?

I ask because I did an experiment like this and the results didn't fit my calculation.

Many thanks in advance for any help.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    nothing wrong , but water has a byuoncy force also due to its depth , compensate that buoyncy in your experiment !

    http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/sci/A0804583.html

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