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Let the volume of the ball be = V m³
relative density of the wooden ball =  0.75
                =>  density d / d_water = 0.75  => density d = 0.75 * d_water

height thru which the ball falls = h1 = 1 m

   velocity of the ball when it touches the water surface = v
         v² = u² + 2 a s = 0 + 2 g h1
             v = √(2 g)

    force of buoyancy on the ball = V g * d_water
     net force on the ball = buoyancy force - weight  in the upward direction
               = V d_water g = V g * 0.75 d_water
              =  V g * 0.25  d_water

      acceleration of the ball through the water = force / mass
                 = 0.25 V g d_water / V d  = g /3

    apply     v² = u² + 2 a s          =>       0 =  (2 g)  - 2 * g/3  * s
               s = 3 meters

Thus the ball sinks to a depth of 3 meters before coming to a stop.  Then it will start slowly moving up due to buoyancy force.

we neglected the drag, and viscous forces in air and in water.

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