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# What make a basketball bounce higher helium or air?

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###### 2008-01-20 16:53:50

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.

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Yes. More air in the basketball will make it bounce higher. Yes. Replacing the air with even a lighter gasses, such as helium, results in a higher bounce. It follows that, removing air or using heavier gasses to inflate a ball will result in a lower bounce. YES. Adding more air to the ball lessens the particles in the ball to bounce around. Putting more air in a basket ball will definitely make it bounce higher. If you put light gasses in it like helium then it will bounce even higher. If you take air out of it, it will bounce lower.After a while of putting air in a basketball it starts to bounce lower.

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

it will bounce higher but it wuld probly cause it to bust...

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

If you mean OUTSIDE the basketball, then no. If you mean INSIDE the basketball, then yes.

No,of course not, the friction between the basketball and the grass would make the ball bounce less.

it will bounce higher if there is more air. ex. Flat basketball- being flat, the ball will just hit the floor and will be pressed inwards on the spot it landed pumped basketball- being full of air, the ball hits the ground and like a flat basketball is pressed inwards. but because there's air in it, the air will make the ball retain its shape and bounce.

Are you kidding me? Springs? No, its bladder is inflated to make it bounce...

gravity will make you bounce higher because as cord gets longer the more force it will take to move it.

The pressure in the ball will push against the ground causing it the force the ball upwards

Yes. It make it bounce higher because without air it is flat so it won't bounce at all

when more pressure is applied to a basketball the ball bounces higher. your strength matters. if your strong, you throw the ball on the ground with all your might it will go very high. air inside the ball also matters. if 3/4 of the ball or less is full the ball will barely bounce. in fact there are chances it will not bounce at all no matter how strong you are. you need to make sure that the ball is full of air if you want it to bounce

Yes it does . Lower psi than needed to completely fill the ball would make it bounce less. More would makeitbounce a bit higher . But only to a certain point

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.

125 springs in a rugulation men's basketball, in order to make it bounce properly.

ok so the men's basketball is heavier obviously while the girls is a little bit lighter. Therefore the heavier of the ball the more muscel you need to make it go higher. This shows the girls basketball would be easier to bounce high.

Three things make a ball bounce higher:The force (speed) with which the ball strikes the ground - the greater the downward force (speed) when the ball strikes the ground, the higher the bounce.The coefficient of elasticity of the ball - a ball with a greater coefficient of elasticity will bounce higher than a ball with a lower coefficient. The coefficient of elasticity is dependent upon several things, including the material the ball is made of. An inflated ball (such as a basketball) will have a higher coefficient of elasticity when it is inflated to a higher internal air pressure.The stiffness and hardness of the surface the ball bounces on - the stiffer and harder the surface, the higher the ball will bounce. For example, the same ball will bounce higher on a hardwood floor than it will on a turf field.

No. Mythbusters did a trial and the myth was busted. The ball is to heavy for helium to make a difference.

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

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.

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).

the asphault does not make the basketball bounce.when the gravity and air pressure combined hit the ground or a hard surface it changes the directional flow of energy