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Achimedes is said to have curried favor with a king by determinning that a crown the king had commissoned was not pure gold. Explain in detial how he could have done this

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    It had to do with the specific weight of gold and the silver that was used as a substitute for some of the gold.
    Legend has it, that it actually was a wreath and not a crown.

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    Look up "hydrostatic principle" for details.

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