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Icebergs floating on sea water are dangerous for ships. Explain the reason. - Physics

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Icebergs floating on sea water are dangerous for ships. Explain the reason.

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Icebergs are huge masses of ice floating in the sea [density of ice being 0.917 g Cm-3] with about 9/10 portion of ice below seawater and only 1/10 portion of it above. Since such a large portion of the iceberg is submerged underwater it becomes difficult for the sailor to estimate the size of the iceberg increasing the danger of the ship colliding in them.

Concept: Determination of Density of a Liquid
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Selina Concise Physics Class 8 ICSE
Chapter 2 Physical Quantities and Measurement
Short/Long Answer Questions | Q 24 | Page 35
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