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A pontoon with base 3 m by 3 m is floating on a lake. When a man swims out and climbs onto it the pontoon
sinks 1 cm. If 1 L of water weighs 1 kg, what is the weight of the man? (Hint: Archimedes’ principle tells us
that the weight of the man is equal to the weight of water displaced.)

May 21, 2020

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What is the weight of the man?

Hello Guest!

$$3m\times 3m\times 1cm\times \frac{1kg}{dm^3}\times\frac{100dm^2}{m^2}\times\frac{dm}{10cm}=\color{blue}90kg$$

The weight of the man is 90kg.

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edited by asinus  May 21, 2020
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why is there the dm^3?

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$$Mass = volume\ times\ density.$$

$$The\ density\ of\ water\ is\ \frac{1kg}{dm^3}.$$

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asinus  May 22, 2020
edited by asinus  May 22, 2020
edited by asinus  May 22, 2020
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how tho?

May 21, 2020