Why do boats float?

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Boats float because the fluid in which they float offsets the downward pull of gravity and pushes it up. This force is commonly known as buoyant force or buoyancy.
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Boats are able to float because of this fact, if a gravitational force is less then what the buoyancy force is then the boat will be able to float on water.
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because of buoyancy, that's why the boat is floating.
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The reason a boat floats is based on the gravitation force and the buoyancy force. As you know gravity is the down pull on objects. Gravity is what keeps us from floating away. Gravity pulls down. Thus is you toss a unopened can of beans in the water it sinks because of the gravitational pull or downward force. Now, a boat on the other hand does not sink, although it weighs a great deal more than a can of beans. This is because a boat displaces the water. The more water the boat displaces or the stronger buoyancy which is gravity in reverse, so to speak, the object floats. Think of it like this, the stronger the gravitational force, the object sinks and the stronger the buoyancy force (upward pull) the object floats.
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