Hosted by The Math Forum

Problem of the Week 1189

Rise or Fall

_____________________________________________
MacPoW Home ||  Forum PoWs ||  Teachers' Place ||  Student Center ||  Search MacPoW
_____________________________________________

You have a tall cylindrical glass that is about a quarter full of water. Assume the bottom of the glass has zero thickness.

Suppose the glass is tilted just a little bit. Will the water level rise or fall (with respect to the countertop)?

© Copyright 2014 Stan Wagon. Reproduced with permission.

[View the solution]

[Privacy Policy] [Terms of Use]

_____________________________________
Home || The Math Library || Quick Reference || Search || Help 
_____________________________________

© 1994-2014 Drexel University. All rights reserved.
http://mathforum.org/
The Math Forum is a research and educational enterprise of the Drexel University School of Education.The Math Forum is a research and educational enterprise of the Drexel University School of Education.


22 August 2014