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# Why does a basketball bounce with more air?

Updated: 10/21/2022

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Because when something is not inflated fully then it is partially flat. Which will affect its ability to bounce

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### Will a basketball or tennis ball bounce higher with more air?

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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

### Will more air inside of a basketball make it bounce higher?

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

### Do basketball that are fully inflated bounce higher then basketball that are not full?

Yes they do bounce higher because their is more air in the ball that is filled up more!

### Will more air in a basketball make it bounce higher?

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.

### What effect does air pressure have on the bounce of a basketball?

the more air pressure that better it bounces

absolutely

### Will more air outside a basketball make a basketball bounce higher?

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

### What make a basketball bounce higher helium or air?

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.

### Why will putting more air in a basketball make it bounce higher?

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

### Does the basketball bounce higher with more air?

Yes The More Air The Higher The Bounce. Yes because the air gets pushed from the bottom and it has to bring the air back up. So yes it does!

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