What Two Forces Determine Whether an Object Floats or Sinks?

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The two forces used to determine whether an object floats or sinks in a fluid are the force of gravity and the force of buoyancy. The force of gravity pulls the object towards the Earth, while the force of buoyancy attempts to push the object towards the top of the fluid. An object will float if its density is less than the fluid in which it is placed.
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