Why is it easier to float in the Great Salt Lake than in a freshwater lake?​

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Why is it easier to float in fresh water with your lungs full of air than when empty? Why is it easier to float in the Great Salt Lake than in a freshwater lake?

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School: UC Berkeley

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1st part answer is, it because of more pressure difference'
That saltwater is denser thus the force of buoyancy is greater than the force of gravity pushing down on the object

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