Meteorology and Weather

# Does the temperature affect how high or low a basketball can bounce?

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###### 2008-01-10 03:55:15

Yes, temperature affects the pressure of the air and when the pressure outside the ball is lower, the pressure inside will be greater, thus making it bounce better.

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