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Q: Who consulted Archimedes regarding an object that was made of Gold?

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During Archimedes' time in Syracuse, King Hieron, the king of Syracuse and a close friend of Archimedes, commissioned the construction of a beautiful golden crown. When the goldsmith returned the crown, the king suspected him of stealing some of the gold and replacing it in the crown with silver. The king wanted to make sure that he got all of his gold back, so he asked Archimedes to discover the true contents of the crown.

He discovered the difference in density between gold and silver when placed under water, and noticed that the crown was not pure gold. The crowns maker was later beheaded.

According to legend, Archimedes shouted "Eureka!" (which means "I have found it!") while running down the streets naked. The reason he did this is because he found out that, a body immersed in water has a buoyant force equal to the weight of the water that it displaces. He was able to find out if the kings crown was really made of pure gold this way (and it wasn't).

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The event leading to Archimedes discovery is finding gold

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Yes Archimedes crown was pure gold. how they know this is that they weighed the dentisity of the crown.

Archimedes wieghed the crown's density to find out if it was pure gold. frmaria.yolasite.com

Archimedes was a Greek mathematician who lived in the third century, B.C. Among his contributions were a formula for calculating the area of the circle and a way of determining whether an object is made of pure gold by measuring its density.

Archimedes wanted to know the density of gold to determine if the crown was partially silver rather than all gold.

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The event leading to Archimedes discovery is finding gold

No, and it did not float in his bath, either.

Archimedes thought that if the gold crown and the gold bar had the same mass and volume, the crown was pure gold and if they didn't, the crown was a fake and the jeweller was a fraud. (I just had to do this for homework. I'm right!)

You may be referring to the story of how Archimedes was able to determine if a crown had been made of pure gold (or less-than-pure gold) by measuring how much water the crown and an equal weight of pure gold displaced.

Archimedes was told by the king to find out if his crown was made of pure gold, calculating the density of the crown, Archimedes found it to be a mix of gold and silver.

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