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# Will a bowling ball float

Updated: 9/28/2023

Wiki User

11y ago

When filled or partly filled with air, tennis balls will float. However, some of the materials in them are heavier than water. If the air is removed, some tennis balls may sink in water, as do rubber tires.

Wiki User

12y ago

Wiki User

12y ago

In water? Yes; water's reasonably dense compared to a lot of "household" objects. A football is even pumped full of air making the average density pretty low.

Try placing an inverted bucket into a large volume of water (eg bath) and sinking it. You have to push down pretty hard.

Wiki User

11y ago

no

unless it is floating on a liquid with a density greater than that of the Bowling ball.

Wiki User

11y ago

depending on the weight but it is very likely to sink

Wiki User

5y ago

Yes, the air trapped inside the Basketball will keep it afloat.

Wiki User

9y ago

I seriously doubt it.

Wiki User

5y ago

Yes (assuming its inflated).

Wiki User

5y ago

Yes, it can.

Anonymous

Lvl 1
3y ago

Yes

Anonymous

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3y ago

No

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