# Problem #2189

 2189 An aquarium has a rectangular base that measures 100 cm by 40 cm and has a height of 50 cm. It is filled with water to a height of 40 cm. A brick with a rectangular base that measures 40 cm by 20 cm and a height of 10 cm is placed in the aquarium. By how many centimeters does the water rise? $\text{(A)}\ 0.5 \qquad \text{(B)}\ 1 \qquad \text{(C)}\ 1.5 \qquad \text{(D)}\ 2 \qquad \text{(E)}\ 2.5$ This problem is copyrighted by the American Mathematics Competitions.
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