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Old 08-24-2010, 08:14 PM
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That's good thinking there, Ken!

To get repeatable measurements:

Fill the jar until a miniscus forms above the lip and the jar can't hold any more water.

Drain the water with the syringe to measure exactly how much water is in the jar.

Put the water back in the jar and carefully add the floats.

Measure the water that remained in the jar and however much is missing will be very close to the actual float displacement.

Do it several times and average the results to get a closer approximation.
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