Today’s Problem: Drink It Up

A glass of water with a single ice cube sits on a table. When the ice has completely melted, will the level of the water have increased, decreased or remain unchanged?

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2 Responses

  1. increase, because the ice cube wasnt completely submerged.

  2. Technically, an ice cube cannot be submerged by itself – water is the only substance that when frozen, it is buoyant in water, because it is less dense than water. Strange really, when you expect all the atoms to be packed together in the frozen state, INCREASING the density rather than the other way around.

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