Question

A glass plate (of negligible mass and thickness) is held against the end of a tube and pushed 10 cm under the surface of water. When released, the plate does not fall off. What depth of kerosene (relative density 0.8) must be poured into tube so that the plate just falls off?  

Solution

Correct option is

12.5 cm

 

Let h be the height of the kerosene column and A the area of the base of the plate. The plate falls off when the downward thrust due h cm of kerosene = upward thrust due to 10 cm of water column, i.e., when 

         

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