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If an ice cube is placed in a cup of water and 15% of it is above the water, what is the approximate density of the ice cube (assuming the density of water is 1000 kg/m^3)? And how much did the water expand as it froze? Explain how you determined this.

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So, to find \(\rho_{ice}\) the two forces must be equal since ice is in static equilibrium.

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So I should set them equal to each other? And what is V standing for here?

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Volume of the ice cube. It'll cancel each other, so don't worry.

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Oh, ok. So I do set them equal to each other?

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Yes

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So it ends up being .85 * 1000 kg/m^3?

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It seems correct. Rho of ice is less tha rho of water.

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Alright, thanks a lot, I think I've got the rest!

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