Civil Engineering - GATE Exam Questions - Discussion

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In an iceberg, 15% of the volume projects above the sea surface. If the specific weight of sea water is 10.5 kN/m3 , the specific weight of iceberg ir kN/m3 is

[A]. 12.52
[B]. 9.81
[C]. 8.93
[D]. 7.83

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

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Samala Laxman said: (Dec 17, 2013)  
Specific weight of iceberg = 10.5-(15% of 10.5).
= 8.925.

Kirubakara Raj said: (Aug 16, 2016)  
@Samala.

Thank you very much for explanation.

Ravi Khatana said: (Dec 10, 2016)  
Please explain how the solution came?

Monica said: (Feb 10, 2018)  
Thanks @Samala.

Dolly said: (Feb 17, 2018)  
Anyone elaborate it.

Gowri said: (Jun 14, 2018)  
The weight of the fluid displaced = weight of the iceberg.
10.5 * 0.85v = v * X,
X = 8.925.

Yaser said: (Oct 31, 2018)  
Thanks @Gowri!

Ganta said: (Dec 19, 2018)  
Thanks for the answer @Gowri.

Alisha said: (Feb 1, 2019)  
Thanks for explaining the answer @Gowri.

Karan Sir said: (Dec 20, 2019)  
The weight of the fluid displaced = weight of the iceberg.
Specific weight of iceberg = 10.5-(15% of 10.5).
= 8.925.

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