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# Does the size of a ball effect how high it bounces?

Updated: 12/8/2022

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13y ago

Not to any appreciable extent. Bounce is caused by the elasticity of the material comprising the ball and the surface on which it is bounced.

For example, on concrete a Basketball will bounce higher than a Baseball, but a Golf ball

--How high it bounces depends on how much force you exert on it. If you only let it drop, it will not bounce higher that the point you dropped it from and every time it bounces, it will go less and less high. anyway, the bigger the ball, the more force you will have to exert on it to make it bounce higher than the point it was dropped, or "bounced" from.

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