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No, The second student is not correct. The amount of water displaced by the ice depends on the weight of the ice. (Actually a volume of water whose weight is equal to the weight of the ice is how much water is displace.) When the ice melts, the weight stays the same, and the melted ice (water) fits exactly into the volume of initial water displaced. Thus the water level of the glass does not change.

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