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Interview Question

Senior Software Engineersiness Systems Integrator Interview Latham, NY

You are in a boat with a 50lb weight in the middle of a

  lake and you take the weight and throw it in the water. What happens? Does the water or the boat rise or sink?

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Depends on the density of the weight! a high density weight will will displace less volume than 50lb of water when in the water and so the boat will rise and the water level will sink (ever so slighty)

Matt Henson on Jan 8, 2013

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