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# A rectangular barge 7 m long and 2 m wide floats in fresh water how much deeper does it float when its load is a 400 kg horse?

Updated: 4/28/2022

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Consider the following - a submerged object displaces its volume, but a floating object displaces its weight. You also know (or can assume) the load is evenly distributed. So you can take the weight of the load (the horse) and apportion the displacement evenly across the boat. Now you are better prepared to calculate the answer.

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