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Buoyant Force on Submerged Objects with Equal Mass

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

Which object experiences the larger buoyant force?

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 volumes of the objects.