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Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
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Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305952300
Textbook Problem

An ice cube is placed in a glass of water. What happens to the level of the water as the ice melts?

To determine
The water level in a glass of water after an ice cube placed in it.

Explanation

When an object is placed in a fluid, it will experience a buoyancy force and the force equals the weight of the object.

Consider a glass of water with an ice cube and the buoyancy force on the ice cube is defined as B=micegρwaterVsubmergediceg=miceg</

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