Why are the passengers in a boat not allowed to stand up?

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Answer / sanju

If they are allowed to stand upon the combined centre of
gravity of the boat and the passengers will become high and
so the boat would become unstable

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Answer / mukesh

Bcoz when the passanger stands the centre of gravity changes & the boat may sink

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Answer / jaya

Becoz the centre of gravity of the boat starts changing since the weight of the passengers make it unstable to float.

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Answer / bob

Yeah the famous picture of George Washington crossing the
potomac and standing is probably unrealistic. The boat would
be unstable.

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