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For such a formula to be a good candidate, it would have to consider oscillations of the water and placid water.

The surface area of a sphere is \(A = 4\pi r^2\).

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For such a formula to be a good candidate, it would have to consider oscillations of the water and placid water.

The surface area of a sphere is \(A = 4\pi r^2\).

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That will depend upon the density of the sphere. And if the surface of the water oscillates, the ball will oscillate with it but I don't think that will change the amount of surface area above the water.

For such a formula to be a good candidate, it would have to consider oscillations of the water and placid water.

The surface area of a sphere is \(A = 4\pi r^2\).

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Without knowing density, how could this be done?That will depend upon the density of the sphere. And if the surface of the water oscillates, the ball will oscillate with it but I don't think that will change the amount of surface area above the water.

If we think of waves, there are waves that entirely overtake objects floating in the water even if it is just for a moment. Therefore, there can be times that the ball is fully submerged. So the the amount above can be anywhere from the max (placid) to 0 rogue waves.

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