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# Bird bones have air pockets in them to reduce their

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Problem 40PE

Problem 40PE

Bird bones have air pockets in them to reduce their weight—this also gives them an average density significantly less than that of the bones of other animals. Suppose an ornithologist weighs a bird bone in air and in water and finds its mass is 45.0 g and its apparent mass when submerged is 3.60 g (the bone is watertight). (a) What mass of water is displaced? (b) What is the volume of the bone? (c) What is its average density?

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The mass of water displaced can be determined by Archimedes principle which states that “ the buoyant force on an object equals the weight of the fluid it displaces”. So, mass of the water displaced equals the apparent mass loss of the bone.

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College Physics was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9781938168000. This full solution covers the following key subjects: mass, bone, its, average, air. This expansive textbook survival guide covers 34 chapters, and 3125 solutions. The answer to “Bird bones have air pockets in them to reduce their weight—this also gives them an average density significantly less than that of the bones of other animals. Suppose an ornithologist weighs a bird bone in air and in water and finds its mass is 45.0 g and its apparent mass when submerged is 3.60 g (the bone is watertight). (a) What mass of water is displaced? (b) What is the volume of the bone? (c) What is its average density?” is broken down into a number of easy to follow steps, and 80 words. Since the solution to 40PE from 11 chapter was answered, more than 555 students have viewed the full step-by-step answer. This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: College Physics , edition: 1. The full step-by-step solution to problem: 40PE from chapter: 11 was answered by , our top Physics solution expert on 07/07/17, 04:39PM.

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