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Apply: plate tectonics

NGSS.MS: MS‑ESS1.C.2, MS‑ESS2‑2, MS‑ESS2‑3, MS‑ESS2.A.2, MS‑ESS2.B.1

Problem

The table below shows the densities of two oceanic plates at a convergent boundary.
PlateDensity left parenthesis, start fraction, start text, g, end text, divided by, start text, c, m, end text, cubed, end fraction, right parenthesis
A2, point, 85
B3, point, 20
Based on the information in the table, what will most likely happen as the two plates converge?
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