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Law of flotation

  1. Feb 19, 2012 #1
    my textbook says that when a piece of ice is floating in a liquid the (water+liquid) level drops down if the density of ice(water) > density of liquid.
    i have no idea how it happens.please help me.
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  3. Feb 19, 2012 #2


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    Water has a higher density than ice, so your assumption is impossible.
  4. Feb 19, 2012 #3


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    Please quote the textbook exactly. There are some subtleties they may not be coming through.
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