Buoyancy: ConcepTest and Example Problem

Try to answer this ConcepTest and solve the example problem before using this module. Studies show that trying to answer the questions before studying material improves learning and retention. We suggest that you write down the reasons for your answers. By the end of this module, you should be able to answer these on your own. Answers will be given at the end of this module.

A practice problem for a fluids and buoyancy self study module.
Example Problem 1

A baseball that is 3 in in diameter with a weight of 5 oz is hit into McCovey Cove in San Francisco. If the water has a specific weight of 62.4 lb/ft3, what is the fraction of the baseball that is submerged? What is the height of the ball above the surface?