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Problem: A boat is floating on the surface of the water when the captain throws the anchor overboard. When the anchor is thrown out of the boat, which of the following is true? (a) The weight of the boat decreases, so the buoyant force increases (b) The weight of the boat decreases, so the buoyant force decreases (c) The weight of the boat increases, so the buoyant force increases (d) The weight of the boat increases, so the buoyant force decreases

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A boat is floating on the surface of the water when the captain throws the anchor overboard. When the anchor is thrown out of the boat, which of the following is true?

(a) The weight of the boat decreases, so the buoyant force increases

(b) The weight of the boat decreases, so the buoyant force decreases

(c) The weight of the boat increases, so the buoyant force increases

(d) The weight of the boat increases, so the buoyant force decreases

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