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Why Does a Ship Made of Iron and Steel Float in Water Whereas a Small Piece of Iron Sinks in It ? - Science

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Why does a ship made of iron and steel float in water whereas a small piece of iron sinks in it ?

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Solution

Iron and steel pieces sink in water because iron and steel have higher density than water, but iron and steel ships float in water because they trap a lot of air and thereby reduce the average density of the ships (steel and iron) than water.

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Lakhmir Singh Science Class 9 Physics
Chapter 3 Gravitation
Short Answers | Q 47 | Page 125
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