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That depends on how heavy your Bowling ball is. If it is a 6 pound ball, it will not knock down as many pins as you would want it to. If you had a 14 pound ball, chances are you will knock down more pins with a heavier bowling ball.

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Does a bowling ball sitting on a shelf have more potential energy than a baseball ball on the same shelf?

If the weight is higher yes

Do bowling ball float or sink in water?

they float because of density

Why is the mass of a bowling ball the same on earth and on the moon but the weight of the bowling ball on earth different on the moon?

You need to understand that MASS is an intrinsic property of matter, the bowling ball will have the same mass no matter where it is. WEIGHT is the pull of gravity on matter. As gravity is weaker/less on the Moon as compared to Earth, the same size lump of matter (the bowling ball) will weigh less on the Moon as it does on Earth. The problem in understanding this difference happens because as we live on Earth we confused MASS and WEIGHT before we understood the physics. On Earth a 1 Kg mass weighs 1 Kg, however if we take that 1 kg mass to the Moon where gravity is only one third of that on Earth it will only weigh 1/3 Kg. However, there is another property of matter that is related directly to its Mass and that is the energy you need to put in to get it to move (or stop moving) - this is called INERTIA. Weather on the Moon or on the Earth the INERTIA of the bowling ball will remain the same. If you roll it to another person on a horizontal surface on the Moon or on Earth, the person you roll it to will find it just as hard to stop in both places.

Does a golf ball or a bowling has more kinetic energy?

Assuming they are both traveling at the same velocity: The bowling ball has more kinetic energy because KE = (1/2)*m*v^2 Where m is mass and v is velocity.

Does mass affect momentum?

Certainly it does. My question is why wouldn't mass affect momentum? Let us consider a baseball versus a bowling ball, rolling towards each other on a level floor. Now knowing that mass affects momentum, you can predict that when the bowling ball and the baseball collide, that the baseballs trajectory will be changed far greater than the trajectory of the bowling ball. In other words, the bowling ball is hardly affected by the collision, because it is so much more massive than the baseball, thus carrying more momentum and having very little change in its direction after the collision, as opposed to the baseball being sent in a completely opposite direction of which it was rolling before the collision.

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When a bowling ball collides with a bowling pin what happens to the force?

it knocks the pins down.

What is the maximum weight for a bowling ball?

The weight of a bowling ball, in tenpin bowling, is not to exceed 16 pounds.

What is the highest weight of a bowling ball?

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What is the weight of a bowling ball in newtons?

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Why bowling ball curve?

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Does the weight of the softball and the baseball effect the speed?

Well if you throw a bowling ball and a golf ball, which is gonna go faster?

How heavy a bowling ball is can be referred to as its?


Does bowling ball weight matter?

In the center of a bowling bowl there is a weight block. Depending on the way in which the ball is drilled, there can be a little more or less weight on one than the other. This will affect the naturual hooking of the bowling ball.

What does a red dot mean on a bowling ball?

On a bowling ball, the red dot can be a weight. They put weights on bowling balls to throw a curve ball.

What is the weight inside a bowling ball called?

Weight block.

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It depends, in weight? A bowling ball is usually heavier. In size? If the bowling ball is smaller than average, the volleyball is bigger.

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