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# How can you use density to determine if an object will sink or float a fluid?

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###### 2011-10-30 23:47:32

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

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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.

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.

An object would float on a fluid if the density of the object was less than the density of the fluid.

density of the object &lt; density of the fluid

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

The density of an object is related to the density of the fluid it is in because if the density of the object is less than the fluid than it will float. If this density of the object is greater than the density of the fluid it will sink to the bottom.

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.

For an object to float in a fluid, its density must be less than that fluid. So for an object to float in water it must have a density of less than about 1g/cm^3

The object's density.If less than the density of the fluid, the object floats.If more than the density of the fluid, the object sinks.

Yes because of the density. An object will float in a fluid such as water if its density is less than that of the fluid.

Archimedes principle: the buoyant force on a submerged object will be equal to the weight of the fluid displaced by the object.Basically if the object is more dense than the fluid it is put into, it will sink, if it is less dense, it will float.The density of an object and its shape and its design are important in deciding whether it will sink or float.

To be straight in answering,I would write that if that particular object has its density nearly equal to the density of fluid displaced by its submerged part then only the object will be likely to float in the fluid.

Whether an object will float in a fluid is determined by the relative density. A less dense object will float in a fluid that is more dense. A balloon filled with air will float in carbon dioxide gas.

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.

Any object will float if its density is less than the density of the fluid,and it'll sink if its density is greater than the density of the fluid.

density. A less dense object will float on a more dense liquid.

It has to be greater than the density of the fluid in which it is to be floated.

Density has its connection with buoyancy.The ability of an object to "float" when it is placed in a fluid is called buoyant force. If an object is less dense than the fluid in which it is placed, it will "float" on the fluid. If it is more dense than the fluid, it will "sink." For example: Metal ships can float because their total density is less than that of the water that they float on.

Density has its connection with buoyancy.The ability of an object to "float" when it is placed in a fluid is called buoyant force. If an object is less dense than the fluid in which it is placed, it will "float" on the fluid. If it is more dense than the fluid, it will "sink." For example: Metal ships can float because their total density is less than that of the water that they float on.

If an object has lower density than the fluid then it will float. If it has higher density then it will sink.

The buoyancy of an object determines how well it will float. The surface area will increase the volume to give more displacement even if the density of a material may be high eg iron ball will sink but if it covers a large area it will float as in ships made of iron. The density of the object and the density of the fluid determines how well an object will float in a fluid. The density of the object must be less than the density of the fluid, or it will sink.

When its density is less than the fluid in which it is placed

The object's density relative to the fluid. If the object is denser than the fluid it will float; if it is less dense it will sink.

If the object's density is greater than the density of the fluid you put it in, then it sinks. If less, then it floats in that fluid.

An object will float if it has less density than the fluid in which it is placed; if the object has more density, it will sink.

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