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How high does a basketball bounce when dropped from 5 feet?


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Answered 2008-02-10 23:43:51

The Basketball would bounce 25 in.


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it depense what kind of serface it is but if its hard it will go from 6 to 7 feet

how High will a basket ball bounce if it has oxygen in it

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

It depends on:1. How well inflated it is - higher inflation means it's more elastic and will rebound to a higher percentage of the height it was dropped from, and2. How high it was dropped from/ how hard it was thrown down.

A basketball will bounce more on concrete because it is a flatter surface then carpet and grass

because of convection currents and the warm air rises and the cold air sinks down causing the basketball to not bounce as high

If we knew from what height the ball, when dropped, would reach its terminal velocity, and if we knew the percentage of rebound the ball would give, we could then be certain. I can only guess that a basketball will rebound approximately 75% of the height from which it is dropped, and if the height at which it would reach terminal velocity is maybe 300 feet, the ball would bounce back up to 225 feet. Just a guess! A basketball has an elasticity (or "bounciness") of about 56 percent.I'm not sure there's a theoretical limit. In practice, of course, there would be one: when the velocity of the ball impacting the ground is so great the ball explodes rather than bouncing. But you'd have to fire it out of some kind of basketball cannon to get it moving that fast.The official standard for ball inflation is that the ball should bounce roughly 75% of its drop height (specifically, between 49" and 54") when dropped from 6 feet. If you're referring to just the height a dropped ball could bounce and you're not throwing it down with some kind of basketball-downward-hurling machine, you could calculate the theoretical bounce height by figuring out what terminal velocity is for a basketball, calculating how high you'd have to drop it from (assuming no atmosphere) to achieve that velocity, and then multiplying by 0.75. I'm not going to do it for you, because I'm not actually all that interested in the answer, but that's how you could do it if you are.

Math is used to quantify scientific observations and predictions. Ie: how high will the ball bounce when dropped from 10 feet?

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.

Yes the Temperature does effect the bounce of a basketball. If your playing outside in the cold, the ball will not bounce as high as it would inside a gym. If the Temperature is pretty decent then the ball will bounce how its supposed to.Alright!!!!

a heated basketball bounces higher. DUHHHH!?

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.

i know that a basketball will because if it has nothing in it, it won't bounce. right? but when you put more helium in, it will bounce high. but if you put to much in it, it might explode!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm not really sure. it shouldn't be able to bounce back up very high when dropped since baseballs don't have a very high elasticity (bouncyness)

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

A rubber ball bounces depending on how high its dropped from and what type of surface it hits.

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

A regulation basketball goal is 10 feet high at the rim.

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