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Problem of the Week 1189

Rise or Fall

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)?

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22 August 2014