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Object on Raft

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A wooden raft is floating in water when an object is placed onto the raft, which is still able to float with the object on top of it.

Which one of the following expresses how much the raft sinks when the object is placed onto it?

A

Sinks enough to displace a weight of water equal to the object’s weight.

B

Sinks enough to displace a volume of water equal to the object’s volume.

C

Sinks enough for the additional submerged wood's weight to equal the object’s weight.

D

Sinks enough for the additional submerged wood's volume to equal the object’s weight.