January 2nd, 2017, 10:40 PM  #1 
Member Joined: Oct 2016 From: labenon Posts: 33 Thanks: 4  LSU math problem
Hi everyone, I was searching puzzles of geometry questions. Can any one answer me for this one. Water when freezing (and turning into ice) enlarges its volume by a factor of 1/10. By what factor will the volume of ice decrease when it is melted? 
January 2nd, 2017, 10:45 PM  #2 
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$V_i \rightarrow 1.1 V_w$ $1.1 V_w \rightarrow V_w$ $\dfrac{1.1 V_w  V_w}{1.1 V_w} = \dfrac{0.1}{1.1} = \dfrac {1}{11}$ 

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