Questions and answers on how to convert things from one unit or system to another
Tue May 03, 2005 4:57 am
what has more volume, 1 gram of water or 1 gram of ice?
Tue May 03, 2005 5:55 am
One gram of ice. That's why ice cubes float in water.
Wed May 04, 2005 1:06 am
! gram is 1 gram regardless of media (duh)!
Wed May 04, 2005 1:22 am
Very profound, but true.
Since the 1 gram of ice, will be a little larger than one cubic centimeter, it can displace one gram of water ( 1 cc) and still keep it's head above water.
Whenanything floats, enough of it is underwater to displace its own weight and water and the rest of it is above water. Archimedes discovered this over 2000 years ago (well, he explained it and wrote it down). Everybody who ever built a boat figured it out too, but failed to write it down and get credit.
Wed May 04, 2005 3:22 am
Anonymous wrote:! gram is 1 gram regardless of media (duh)!
The question is what has more volume, not what weighs more!!
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