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# Does a wet tennis ball bounce lower than a dry one?

Updated: 9/27/2023

Wiki User

11y ago

It depends. If a tennis balls are hit with the same amount of force, then the dry tennis ball will travel faster and farther. However, if the two tennis balls begin traveling at the same speed, then the dry tennis ball will slow down more rapidly than the wet tennis ball.

The reason is the added mass of water. It would take more force to make the wet tennis ball fly as fast as the dry, but the added mass also requires more force to slow down the wet ball.

Wiki User

15y ago

Wiki User

14y ago

Ones wet and ones not. Plus the wet one will be slightly heavier which could affect the way it moves e.g. bounces etc. But not much

Wiki User

15y ago

No!!!!!

Wiki User

11y ago

maybe

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