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An egg when placed in ordinary water sinks but floats when placed in brine. This is because:

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density of brine is less than that of ordinary water
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density of brine is equal to that of ordinary water
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density of brine is greater than that of ordinary water
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None of these
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The correct option is C density of brine is greater than that of ordinary water
Brine due to its high density exerts an upthrust which can balance the weight of the egg.

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