Monday, June 25, 2007

Uh, those of you with hearing aids may wish to remove the batteries.

If you are in a boat and you throw a suitcase overboard, will the level of the water increase?

-The Krunchy Krab


Bob said...

Um, the level of water where? In the ocean? In my bathtub? In the ice-caps on Mars? And where's the boat? If the boat is on a trailer in front of your house and you throw a suitcase out onto your lawn, I have hard time imagining that it will have any effect on any water anywhere.

The Krunchy Krab said...

Ok. Let's say the boat is in the middle of Lake Washington, at least 50 feet from any object securely mounted to the side or bottom.
Let's also say the drain of your bathtub is directly linked to Lake Washington, such that any increase in the level of Lake Washington produces a backup in your bathtub, leaving the Lake itself in equilibrium.
So then the question is does any water back up into your bathtub?

Bob said...

I say maybe. Depends on what's in the suitcase.