# Solution: Determine the specific gravity of a block of wood

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#### Problem Statement: EE Board October 1995

A block of wood floats in water with 5 cm projecting above the water surface. When placed in glycerine of specific gravity of 1.35, the block projects 7.5 cm above the liquid. Determine its specific gravity.

• A. 0.514
• B. 0.704
• C. 0.836
• D. 0.658

The specific gravity of a block of wood is 0.658.

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