Water level after melting of ice.

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When an ice melts on water, which was initially floating on it, the water level must get increased.
Why it remains unchanged??
 

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When an ice melts on water, which was initially floating on it, the water level must get increased.
Why it remains unchanged??

How does the volume of the ice compare with the volume of the water produced when the ice melts?
 
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Have you studied Archimedes' principle?
 
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When water turns to ice, it grows. The amount of growth is exactly the amount that sticks up above the water. When it melts, it shrinks to fit exactly back inside the water level. So the water level doesn't change.
 
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