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Buoyant Force on Submerged Gold vs Silver

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Two objects with the same volume, one made of gold and one made of silver, are both fully submerged under water. (Gold is almost twice as dense as silver.)

Which of the following statements accurately describes the buoyant forces experienced by the objects?

A

The gold object experiences the larger buoyant force.

B

The silver object experiences the larger buoyant force.

C

Both objects experience the same magnitude of buoyant force.

D

The question cannot be answered without knowing the exact masses of the objects.