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# The volume of a 500 g sealed packet is $$350 cm^3$$ . Will the packet float or sink in water if the density of water is $$1 g/cm^3$$ ? What will be the mass of the water displaced by this packet?

Density of sealed packet = $$\frac{500}{350} \ = \ 1.42 g/cm^3$$

Density of sealed packet is greater than density of water

$$\therefore$$ the packet will sink.

From Archimedes Principle, we know that

Displaced water volume = Force exerted on the sealed packet.

Volume of water displaced $$= 350 cm^3$$

$$\Rightarrow$$ displaced water mass = ? x V

$$\Rightarrow$$ displaced water mass = 1 × 350

$$\therefore$$ Mass of displaced water = 350g.