Hippos spend much of their lives in water, but amazingly, they don't swim. They have, like manatees, very little body fat. The density of a hippo's body is approximately , so it sinks to the bottom of the freshwater lakes and rivers it frequents-and then it simply walks on the bottom. A hippo is completely submerged, standing on the bottom of a lake. What is the approximate value of the upward normal force on the hippo?
It is given: kg/m, kg, kg/m. Upward normal force is equal to the difference of hippo's weight and buoyancy: