This is a strange question I would like to have some explanation accompanied with:
We have an ice block, with in it a lead block. This entire block is put into a glass of water, resulting in a rise of water level until the edge of the glass. The block stays floating on the surface. What will happen with the water level when the ice melts?
The answer is that it will drop, but how is this even true?? My thoughts are: - block floats on water, so rho(block) < rho(water) - Archimedes law, the Fg of block = Fg of water pushed away. - Since a smaller volume of water has equal mass (and so Fg) to block, and ice is less dense than water, when it melts, no mass is lost, so it will take in less space??? Please help me with this point of thinking.