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# A sample of 500 g dry sand, when poured into a 2 litre capacity cylinder which is partially filled with water, displaces 188 cm3 of water. The density of water is 1 g/cm3. The specific gravity of the sand is

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2.66
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2.52
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2.72
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2.55
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## The correct option is A 2.66Weight of dry sand (w) = 500 gram Sand displaced 188 cm3 of water . So, volume of sand =188 cm3 Specific gravity of sand (G)=(ρd)sandρw (ρd)sand=500188=2.659 gram / cm3 So, G=((ρd)sandρw)=2.6591=2.659≈2.66

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