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# You are floating in a canoe in the middle of a swimming

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## Solution for problem 20DQ Chapter 12

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Problem 20DQ

You are floating in a canoe in the middle of a swimming pool. Your friend is at the edge of the pool, carefully noting the level of the water on the side of the pool. You have a bowling ball with you in the canoe. If you carefully drop the bowling ball over the side of the canoe and it sinks to the bottom of the pool, does the water level in the pool rise or fall?

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Solution 20DQ When the bowling ball is in the canoe, both will float on the surface of the water as they will displace more water volume than their own volume. But the ball itself will sink to the bottom of the pool if dropped. The bowl has more density than water, so it sinks. In this case,...

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