A Cubical Block Of Steel Of Each Side Equal To l is Floating On Mercury In A Vessel. The Densities Of Steel And Mercury Are  and . The Height Of The Block Above The Mercury Level Is Given By   

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A cubical block of steel of each side equal to l is floating on mercury in a vessel. The densities of steel and mercury are  and . The height of the block above the mercury level is given by   


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Volume of block = l3. Let h be the height of the block above the surface of mercury. Volume of mercury displaced = (l – h)l2.  

 Weight of mercury displaced 

This is equal to the weight of the block which is 





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