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The volume of 50 g of a substance is 20 cm3. If the density of water is 1 g cm–3, will the substance float or sink?

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Chapter 10. Gravitation



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M = 50 gms
Volume = 20 cm³
Density = 1 gm / cm⁻³

Density of the substance = m / V = 50 / 20 = 2.50 gm/cm³

As the density of the substance is more than that of water, the substance will sink.

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