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Displacement of Water by a Sample of Tin

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The density of tin metal is $7.31 \textrm{ g/mL}$. When a $13.25 \textrm{ g}$ sample of tin is added to a graduated cylinder containing water, the water level rises. After the addition of the tin sample, the volume of the water read $23.4 \textrm{ mL}$.

What was the initial volume of the water prior to the addition of the tin sample?

A

$16.1 \textrm{ mL}$

B

$21.6 \textrm{ mL}$

C

$22.8 \textrm{ mL}$

D

$23.4 \textrm{ mL}$

E

$25.2 \textrm{ mL}$