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Problem: An ice cube floats in a glass of water. As the ice melts, what happens to the water level?a. It rises.b. It remains the samec. It falls by an amount that cannot be determined from the information given.d. It falls by an amount proportional to the volume of the ice cube.e. It falls by an amount proportional to the volume of the ice cube that was initially above the water line.

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An ice cube floats in a glass of water. As the ice melts, what happens to the water level?

a. It rises.

b. It remains the same

c. It falls by an amount that cannot be determined from the information given.

d. It falls by an amount proportional to the volume of the ice cube.

e. It falls by an amount proportional to the volume of the ice cube that was initially above the water line.

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