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Archimedes and the crown of gold
Updated: 3/25/2020
Archimedes and the crown of gold
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  • Make me a golden crown shaped like a laurel wreath with this much gold! Click To Edit Help Insert ParagraphUndoes the last commandRedoes the last commandTabUntabSet a bold styleSet a italic styleSet a underline styleSet a strikethrough styleClean a styleSet left alignSet center alignSet right alignSet full alignToggle unordered listToggle ordered listOutdent on current paragraphIndent on current paragraphChange current block's format as a paragraph(P tag)Change current block's format as H1Change current block's format as H2Change current block's format as H3Change current block's format as H4Change current block's format as H5Change current block's format as H6Insert horizontal rulelinkDialog.show Summernote 0.8.11 · Project · Issues
  • Yes my Lord!
  • I heard that thegoldsmith tricked theking and mixed silverin the crown...
  • Find out if the crown is pure gold or mixed with silver!
  • Yes sir!
  • EUREKA!
  • King Hiero wanted a golden crown made for the godsto show his gratitude towards them. He commanded a goldsmith to make his crown with a precise amount of gold. He did as he was told and thenext day delivered the crown to the king. Hiero was pleased and paid the goldsmith. The goldsmith then left with his payment.
  • If the crown displaces the same amount of water as thelump of gold, it's pure. But ifit displaces more water thanthe lump of gold, it is mixedwith silver.
  • A few days before the ceremony, Hiero heard rumors that the goldsmith tricked him and mixed silver in the gold crown and made it weigh thesame as the piece of gold. He was furious. He told his cousin,Archimedes to solve his problem and figure out if the goldsmith cheated him.
  • The crown displaced more water than the lump of goldso it not pure and is mixed with silver.
  • Still thinking on how to solve the king's problem, Archimedes went to take his dailybath. When lowered himself into the water, the tub began to spill out over the sides.He continued to lower himself, and the farther down his body sank, the more waterspilled out of the tub. At that moment, he found the solution to the king's problem. He ran out of the tub shouting "EUREKA!"
  • Thank you for helping me cousin! Now I can punish the goldsmith!
  • You're welcome your highness! It was my pleasure.
  • Archimedes found a method for measuring the volume of an irregularly-shaped object. When an object is immersed in water, it displaces an amount of water equal to its volume and by measuring the amount of displaced water, the volume of the object could be determined. He knew that gold is denser than silver so a small amount of gold would weigh the same as a large piece of silver and have a smaller volume than it.
  • He immersed the crown in the water and found that it displaced morewater than the lump of gold. He then came to the conclusion that thecrown was not pure gold and that the goldsmith cheated the king. Hethen went to Hiero to tell him his discovery and the results.
  • Archimedes told the king that the crown was not pure gold and that it was mixed with silver or a different lighter metal. And that is the story of Archimedes and the golden crown.
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