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# How do you figure out if things float better in salt water or in normal water?

Updated: 9/19/2023

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what you do is an experiment. get a bowl with 3 cups of normal water. then get another bowl with 3 cups of salt water. then get some items to test it with. after you tried an item clean it and dry it. do the test more than once

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