A large barge filled with scrap iron is in a canal lock. If the iron is thrown overboard, does the water level at the side of the lock, rise, fall, or remain unchanged?
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The Attempt at a Solution
I think the water level will remain unchanged. I draw this conclusion because as the iron is thrown in the water it displaces an amount of water equal to the mass of the iron. But as this happens the boats weight is reduced so it displaces less water because of the decrease in weight. So with all said and done there should be no change.
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