U Are given a solid containing gold and silver how would u determine the mass of gold and siver in the sample by the application of Archimedes principle.
Your question is not clear as if an object contains both gold and silver then we cannot find out the the masses of both metal in the sample by Archimedes Principle.
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I have given few points about Archimedes principle below.
Archimedes principle is used to find the the volume of an object that does not have a regular shape. The oddly shaped object can be submerged, and the volume of the fluid displaced is equal to the volume of the object. It can also be used in calculating the density or specific gravity of an object. Hence purity of object can be calculated
According to this principle the buoyant force on an object equals the weight of the fluid it displaces. In equation form, Archimedes’ principle is
FB = wfl,
where FB is the buoyant force and wfl is the weight of the fluid displaced by the object.
Apparent weight= Weight of object (in air) – Thrust force (buoyancy)
Archimedes principle tells us that this loss of weight is equal to the weight of liquid the object displaces. If the object has a volume of V, then it displaces a volume V of the liquid when it is fully submerged. If only a part of the volume is submerged, the object can only displace that much of liquid.