Solution: Determine the specific gravity of a block of wood

A block of wood floats in water with 5 cm projecting above the water surface. When placed in glycerine of specific gravity of 1.35, the block projects 7.5 cm above the liquid. Determine its specific gravity.

Determine the specific gravity of a block of wood

Problem Statement: EE Board October 1995

A block of wood floats in water with 5 cm projecting above the water surface. When placed in glycerine of specific gravity of 1.35, the block projects 7.5 cm above the liquid. Determine its specific gravity.

  • A. 0.514
  • B. 0.704
  • C. 0.836
  • D. 0.658

Problem Answer:

The specific gravity of a block of wood is 0.658.

Solution:

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