Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

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

Chapter 13 - Think and Explain: 89

Answer

If the aquarium is half-full, the scale reading increases by the weight of the fish (if it were measured in air). This is similar to question 1 in the checkpoint on page 254. If the aquarium is full to the very top, the reading does not change. The fish displaces a weight of water equal to its own weight. This is similar to question 2 in the checkpoint on page 254.
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