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Problem: Consider a rectangular block of ice floating in water in an open vessel. Let  a denote the height of the ice block showing above the water surface, and b the height of the submerged part of the ice block. Given a, b, the density  ρwater of liquid water and the density  ρice of the ice, which relationship is correct? 

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Consider a rectangular block of ice floating in water in an open vessel. Let  a denote the height of the ice block showing above the water surface, and b the height of the submerged part of the ice block.

Given a, b, the density  ρwater of liquid water and the density  ρice of the ice, which relationship is correct? 

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