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Answered 2014-02-08 12:32:02

The reason why ice will float on the surface of water is because ice has less density than water.

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Why ice is float in water?

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What happens when ice and patrol are in the same container?

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Ice cubes float in water cause they are less what?

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Why do ice cubes always float at the top of a glass of water?

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