**A. **The net force on the block when it is just floating is zero.

Therefore, the buoyant force is equal to the weight of the block.

A rectangular wooden block of weight W floats with exactly one-half of its volume below the waterline.

A. What is the buoyant force acting on the block?

B. The density of water is 1.00g/cm^{3} . What is the density of the block?

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