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Two Ships

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Puzzle ID:#2900
Fun:*** (2.68)
Difficulty:** (1.51)
Category:Science
Submitted By:204_BLaZe_41****

 

 

 



There are two ships of equal size and strength. One is made of wood and the other steel. Can you explain which is heavier?




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Comments

eahtriscuit
Apr 07, 2002

That's a really good one blaze.
cappuccino
Apr 27, 2002

Very easy one. What is really meant by strengh should be more specific. Wood got certain advantages that make it stronger than steel depending on what you call strengh.
dark-prince
May 06, 2002

if the ship of wood requires a great deal more material to make it as strong as the ship of steel then it cannot be of an EQUAL size to the ship of steel can it
Gizzer*
Aug 10, 2002

Sure it can dark-prince. The hull of the steel ship would be thinner, while the wooden ship would be thicker, with interior bracing, but the same size.
Celanba*
Sep 03, 2005

It waz kinda hard but kinda obvious at the same time. Clever!
yangjunAsg*
Jun 20, 2008

this is very easy and fun!!!
precious1026Aus*
Dec 13, 2008

I finally got an Answer correct without thinking hard This was a good Teaser~ I Thought "Water"
rush2Aus*
May 14, 2009

GOOD ONE

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