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Which has a greater buoyancy force?

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Suppose you have a rubber ball 1 foot in diameter, and a latex balloon filled with helium until it is 6 inches in diameter.

Which has a greater buoyancy force?

posted Jun 9 by Karan Joglekar

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The rubber ball.


The formula for buoyancy:Buoyancy Force = Fluid Density * Object Volume * Gravity
As you can see, buoyancy force has nothing to do with the density of an object, just the volume, so since the ball takes up more space then the balloon, it has a greater buoyancy force.

answer Jun 9 by Hanifa Mammadov
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