# Is there a difference between weight in air and weigh Mt in water during floatation

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by joy12

2015-08-22T08:38:28+05:30
Yes there is a difference.
In air the object is in a free fall, hence the weight is according to gravity.
but in Water a Buoyant force opposes, which causes floatation of light objects
thus, weight in air > wieght during floatation
2015-08-22T18:42:30+05:30

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Yes.

mass of the body be m.
density of the body be d.
let V be the volume of the body  which is inside water.
d_w = density of water

weight of body in air:  m g

buoyancy force on th body when floating on water =  V d_w g
since it is floating on water,    m g = V d_w g

Since the forces of buoyancy and the weight of the body due to gravitation being equal, the body floats on water and is in equilibrium.

Apparent weight of the body = m g - buoyancy force = 0

the difference between weight in air  and  apparent weight in water  =  m g