Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 13 - Reading Check Questions (Comprehension): 20

Answer

The gondolas start out full of water. Whenever the gondola contains a boat, the weight of the boat is the same as the weight of water that it displaces (see Figure 13.18), which all flows over the side. So the gondola ends up weighing the same.
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