why does a body immersed in water weight less than it weighs in air?

why does a body immersed in water weight less than it weighs in air?
Category: General Reference 9 years ago
sarala
Asked 9 years ago

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Sarala, this happens because of upward force called buoyancy and this is always equal to the weight of the water the object displaces. For example, if an object of 5 kg displaces an amount of water suppose of 2kg then the weight of the object in water equals to 5kg - 2 kg = 3kg.
ajay
Answered 9 years ago
ajay

 Here is the reason. Archimedes principle says when a body is partly or totally immersed in a fluid, there is an upthrust that is equal to the weight of the fluid displaced.

 

rambabu
Answered 4 years ago
rambabu

water is more denser than air. that is the reason and also buoyant force
arjun sai
Answered 8 years ago
arjun sai

Weight of body is less in water as compare to air because water is less denser than air.
Bol Bachchan
Answered 7 years ago
Bol Bachchan

water mre denser dan air
Aakash Agarwal
Answered 7 years ago
Aakash Agarwal

The reason is that water is more denser than air.
V.R.JOTHIBASSU
Answered 7 years ago
V.R.JOTHIBASSU

When body immersed force acts on upward and slowly it reduces and body comes out.
Sasikanth
Answered 7 years ago
Sasikanth

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