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Mechanical Engineer Interview(Student Candidate) Saint Louis, MO

You are in a boat and you threw the anchor into the river

 . The anchor settled on the lake floor. What happens to the level of water before and after the anchor is dropped ?

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5 Answers



Interview Candidate on Jan 22, 2012

Nothing happened to the water level because its a flowing river, not a standing body of water.

Anonymous on Jan 26, 2012

Well which is it a river or a lake? Depends on the mass of and volume of the anchor. Is the mass enough to use the boat to displace more water than the volume of water displaced by the anchor being moved into the water?

Anonymous on Feb 3, 2012

In general the level of the water drop because the density of the steel (for example) or other material of the anchor is bigger than the density of the water.

Matteo Erdas Mech engineer student on Aug 10, 2015

I'm not in a lake I am on a river.

Anonymous on Aug 23, 2015

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