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**A single ice cube with mass X g floats in a glass completely full of Y cm^3 of water. You can ignore the water's surface tension and its variation in density with temperature (as long as it remains a liquid).**

What volume of water does the ice cube displace?

What volume of water does the ice cube displace?

I know these densities -

Water: 1.00 x 10^3 kg/m^3

Ice: 0.92 x 10^3 kg/m^3

density = m / V (m is mass and V is volume)

if I rearrange this equation I get:

V = m / density

I just plugged in my known mass and density for hte ice and i found the volume of the ice. That volume would be the same volume that the ice takes up in the cup of full water, right? I don't think it is because I keep getting hte wrong asnwer. Am even using the write equation? I'm stuck and confused, hope someone can help me! =)