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Question

When a ship sails from salt water into fresh water, the fraction of its volume above the water surface will

Options

A) increase

B) decrease

C) remain the same

D) increase then decrease


The correct answer is B.

Explanation:

Fresh water is less dense than the salt water, hence when the ship sails in fresh water, it will sink more, thus the fraction of the ship above the water surface will decrease.

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