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Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
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11th Edition
Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305952300
Textbook Problem

A person in a boat floating in a small pond throws an anchor overboard. What happens to the level of the pond? (a) It rises. (b) It falls. (c) It remains the same.

To determine
The water level when an anchor throws overboard.

Explanation

When the boat is floating, the total weight is equal to the buoyant force acting on the boat. The density of the anchor is greater than that of water. Therefore, the amount of water displaced by weight is more than the amount of water displaced by volume.

Conclusion:

More water gets displaced when the anchor is in the boat than when it is in the water...

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