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  • Topic: Archimedes principle.

  • Why do ships float?

  • Good question.

  • Give me minimum five years to unravel its mystery.

  • Alright.

  • Don't bother.

  • To answer this question, we need to understand Archimedes' principle.

  • Archimedes' principle states that an object partly or fully immersed in a liquid.

  • Experiences an upward force called buoyant force which is equal to the weight of the liquid displaced by it.

  • It is too complicated.

  • Ok.

  • Wait, I will explain.

  • A ship has a long and wide base due to which the amount and the weight of water displaced by it increases.

  • Now according to Archimedes' principle, the buoyant force is equal to the weight of displaced liquid.

  • Hence, as the weight of displaced water increases.

  • The buoyant force that is the upward force exerted by the water increases, making the ship float.

Topic: Archimedes principle.

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Archimedes Principle - Why do ships float? | #aumsum

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    AumSum posted on 2019/04/15
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