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# How can density be use to determine whether an object will float or sink in a fluid?

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###### 2010-04-29 19:45:22

When you have the density of both the object and the fluid, just see which has a higher density. If the object has a higher density than the fluid, the object will sink. If the object has a lower density than the fluid, the object will float.

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If the density of the object is less than the density of the water it is placed in, the object will float and vice versa.

The density of the object (mass/volume) compared to the density of the liquid.

mass cannot determine if an object will sink or float. It depends on two other things. The first is the density of the liquid. The next is the density of the object. If the density of the object is higher than the liquid, then it will float. If it has less density, it will float.

If the density of the object is greater than that of the liquid then it will sink. If the density of the object is lower it will float. To calculate density; density=mass(g)/volume(cm3)

An object will float if it has less density than the density of the liquid.An object will float if it has less density than the density of the liquid.An object will float if it has less density than the density of the liquid.An object will float if it has less density than the density of the liquid.

#1 -- the density of the particular object #2 -- the density of the particular fluid

If an objects density is less than the density of what it is put in it will float. If the objects density is greater it will sink.

If the density of an object is lower than water then it will float, if the density is higher it will sink.

The weight does not determine if an object will float in water. If an object has a DENSITY that is more than the density of water then it will sink, if it's density is less than the density of water it will float.

no, what determines whether they will float or not is their density

An object's density influences its buoyancy, thus determining whether or not an object will float

how much volume and mass they have 1. Determine the density of this object if this is possible. If the density is lower compared to the density of the liquid, the object float. 2. Make this simple experiment.

The density of the object and the density of the liquid. The object must be less dense than the liquid to float.

If any object has a density higher that 1 it will sink because water has a density of exactly 1. If the density is less than 1 it will float. Here is the formula for density...D=m/v or density equals mass over volume.

If the object has less density than the liquid in which it will be placed, then it will float. If the object has a greater density than the liquid, then it will sink.

Measure the mass and volume of both to determine each's density (mass/volume). If the object is less dense; it will float, if it is mroe dense; it will sink.

To know this you first need to find the density of the object and the density of the fluid on which the the object shall be kept. If the density of the fluid is more than the object's density then the object will float. The object will sink if the reverse happens.

An object will sink if its density is greater than the liquid in which it is placed; it will float if its density is less.

Density = mass/volume. If an object has a density greater than water's it will sink. If an object has a density less than water's density, it will float.

Sinking or floating are determined by the density of the object.

Density. An object will float in a substance if its density is less than the density of the substance. The density of water is 1 kg /L or 1 g/ cm3. Anything with a density less than this will float.

First you have to find the density of the object. The formula of density is Mass/Volume.

the simple rule is that if your density is higher than the substance it will sink and if it is lower it will float density= mass divided by volume. Example:Mass 7.5g Volume:2cm3 so 7.5 Divided by 2= 3.75g/cm3 that is your density of object

The density of water is 1. So if the density of a material is less than 1 it will float on water dik.

It tells you how heavy it will be for its volume (density = mass / volume). A common application of this is determining whether an object will float. If an object is less dense than the liquid it is in, it will float.

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