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In a bucket full of water, a block weighing 50 N was immersed. Water weighing 5 N is spilled out of the bucket. Calculate the buoyant force.

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6 N
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8 N
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4 N
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D
5 N
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Solution

The correct option is D 5 N
According to Archimedes' Principle, when a body is partially or totally immersed in a liquid, it experiences a buoyant force equal to the weight of the liquid displaced. The weight of the displaced liquid is 5 N. Hence, the buoyant force is equal to 5 N.

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