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# An iceberg is bigger under water how many times bigger?

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### What fraction of an iceberg is under water?

Nine tenths (9/10) of an iceberg is underwater.

### Why ice berg is over the water?

The iceberg is lighter than water, but not by much. The ice floats, but about 80% of the iceberg is under water.

### How far do icebergs go down under the water?

An iceberg is 90% under the water.

1/8 is.

### How much of an iceberg remains under water?

about 7/8 to 6/7 is hidden under water

### Is the underwater portion of an iceberg bigger than the portion that is visible above water?

No, typically the underwater portion of an iceberg is not bigger than the portion that is visible above water. Icebergs are known to have a larger portion underwater, but this is due to the difference in density between ice and seawater rather than the underwater portion being larger in size.

### Why is it hard to determine the size of an iceberg?

Because up to 90% of an iceberg's mass is found under the water's surface

### How far do icebergs go down under water?

Remembering that only about a tenth of any iceberg is above the water, Titanic's berg was about 96 feet above sea level.

### When the titanic hit the iceberg why didn't the iceberg sink?

Icebergs are huge masses of floating ice, and only about one-tenth of their volume is above water. The iceberg hit by Titanic likely had 100 times the ship's mass or more, and in any event would not "sink" under any circumstances.

### Which part of an iceburg is visible?

The visible part of an iceberg is called the iceberg's &quot;tip&quot; or &quot;peak,&quot; which is above the water surface. However, this visible portion represents only about 10% of the entire iceberg, with the majority of its mass lying submerged beneath the water.