Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

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

Chapter 13 - Think and Explain: 88

Answer

The gondolas each start absolutely full to the top with water. When the 2 boats of 150 tons enters one of the gondolas, they displace 150 tons of water, which spills over the side. The gondola ends up weighing the same as before. This is similar to question 2 in the checkpoint on page 254.
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