How is buoyant force related to weight?

1 Answer
Jul 5, 2018

Answer:

The buoyant force is equal to the weight of the water displaced by the object.

Explanation:

The buoyant force is equal to the weight of the water displaced by the object. The buoyant force is an upward force. The object's weight is a downward force. So comparison of the magnitudes of the buoyant force (weight of the water displaced by the object) and the object's weight determines whether or not the object sinks or not. If the object floats, the 2 magnitudes are equal.

I hope this helps,
Steve