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What fraction of the wood is below the interface? (Hint: try not to use the actual numerical value of the densities in one or other system of units.)
Vwood ρwoodg = Vwater ρwaterg + Vgasoline ρgasolineg or Vwood SGwood = Vwater + Vgasoline SGgasoline Also we know: Vwood= Vwater + Vgasoline Combining Eqs. 2 and 3, we have: Vwood SGwood = Vwater + (Vwood -Vwater) SGgasoline and rearranging we obtain: (4) (2) (3) (1)
Vwater SG wood − SG gasoline 0.96 − 0.72 = = = 0.857 VWood 1 − SG gasoline 1 − 0.72