A piece of metal is released under water. The volume of the metal is 50.0 cm^3 and its specific gravity is 5.0. What is its initial acceleration?
I mostly just need some validation here because the answer isn't in the back of the book. I took the volume, converted to m^3. Using definition of s.g. solved for mass of object. Found the weight of object, which is equal to buoyant force. F=ma and solved for acceleration. Is that right?

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Hmmm, maybe not. I just end up with 9.8...

Aha! The weight of the displaced water is where it got me! Thanks

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