Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

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

Chapter 13 - Think and Discuss: 105

Answer

Carrying a load of foam, or anything else, increases the ship's weight and makes it sink deeper into the water. If the Styrofoam were underneath the ship, it would be a different story.
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