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Does the amount of air in a basketball affect its bounce?

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Answered 2007-11-03 23:54:26

yes, if under it will not bounce correctly and i fover inflated sometimes ball become deformd causing bubbles.

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How does the amount of air in a basketball affect how high it bounces?

Answer Yes. A basketball with no air will not bounce as much as a basketball with the right amount of air .

What affect the bounce of a basketball?

The pressure from the air inside of it

How does the amount of air pressure in a basketball affect how high the basketball bounces?

Basketballs are inflated with air to make them bounce. When inflated, the basketball's elastic bladder is capable of rebounding when dropped or dribbled on a hard surface. In general, the higher the air pressure is inside the basketball, the higher it will bounce.

Does the amount of air in a basketball determine how high it bounces?

Yes, wth the height of the bounce increasing with the amount of air in it. At flat basketball will hardly bounce at all. To make it bounce you need to pump it up with air until it is full (when you can't press your fingers into it and it is very hard).

Why does a basketball bounce with more air?

Because when something is not inflated fully then it is partially flat. Which will affect its ability to bounce

What does the air in a basketball do?

The air in a basketball lets the basketball bounce.

How does the amount of a air in basketball affect its bounce?

The more air the higher it will bounce, the less air the lower it will bounce assuming the exact same amount of force is applied in each case. You do not want a ball that bounces too easily or one that is hard to make bounce. The reason it bounces higher with more air is because the outer cover is drawn tighter when more air is applied internally. The tighter the cover the higher it will bounce because it has more spring to it.

What is the bounce factor of a basketball?

Several factors affect the bounce of a basketball including the height that it was dropped from. The bounce factor includes elasticity, air pressure, force applied to it, and how rigid the surface is that the ball is bounced on.

What make a basketball bounce higher helium or air?

Helium will make a basketball bounce higher because when it is put into the basketball the air particles move faster and faster causing the basketball to bounce higher.

Will a basketball or a tennis ball bounce higher with more air?

will a basketball or a tennis ball bounce higher with more air?

How does air pressure affect the number of basket bounces?

The more air pressure within a basketball, the more capable it is to bounce efficiently, rather than a basketball with little air pressure.

Why does a basketball bounce?

Because it has air in it.

What is the right amount of air to put in a basketball?

put in enough to make it bounce but not to much!!hope you like my help good luck with your basketball!! ;)

How much air does a basketball have in it?

A basketball need a lot of air because if it does not have any air how can it bounce.

How does air pressure effect the bounce of a basketball?

the ball wont bounce high enough for you to bounce it.

Does leather affect the bounce of a basketball?

The leather is put on the basketball for grip, wear and tear, and consistency. The bounce of the ball comes from the rubber bladder that the leather is surrounding. Air pressure and the quality of the ball effect it's bounce more than the leather.

Will more air inside of a basketball make it bounce higher?

yes it will imangine a flat basketball will it bounce? not at all.

Does it matter how much air pressure is in a basketball?

Yes, it does with out air pressure the basketball will not bounce high as it's supposed to. It might also not bounce at all.

Does the air inside a basketball make it bounce higher?

yess because it couldn't bounce if it didn't have air.

Is there a formula to determine the bounce height of a basketball?

No. The bounce height may depend on a variety of factors, especially the hardness of the floor, and the properties of the ball, including the amount of air it has.

What is the differences between a flat basketball and a regular basketball?

A flat ball doesn't have a lot of air in it, so it doesn't bounce that well, where as a full basketball has less resistance, and therefore bounces higher. Basically, the difference is the amount of air in the basketball.

Does the air pressure inside a basketball affect how high the basketball bounces the hypothesis?

Yes. A full basketball with medium to high pressure will clearly bounce higher than a flat basketball with low pressure.

Why is a basketball bouncy?

Because, you see, the basketball is filled with AIR. Which makes it bounce.

Why does a basketball need to be filled with air?

A basketball needs to be filled with air because if you didn't it wouldn't bounce.

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