1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data A beaker of water rests on a scale. A metal ball is then lowered into the beaker using a string tied to the ball. The ball doesn't touch the sides or bottom of the beaker, and no water spills from the beaker. Does the reading on the scale increase, decrease, or stay the same? 2. Relevant equations 3. The attempt at a solution I think it increases, cause your introducing an object ontop of the water and u are therefore chaning the mass of the water AM I wrong?