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Whether a solid body floats or sinks in a liquid depends only on the difference in their___.


  1. Masses

  2. None of these

  3. Densities

  4. Pressures


Solution

The correct option is C

Densities


Whenever any body is immersed in a liquid it experiences an upward force. The magnitude of this upward force depends upon the density of the liquid. So, the difference in density of body and fluid determines whether a body floats or sinks.

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