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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.

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

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

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

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Will more air inside a basketball make it bounce higher?


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.

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!

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Which basketball bounces higher girl or boys?

I think both bounce the same one is just bigger then the other, actually the boys basketball bounce higher I did a basketball experiment on it the boys bounce a foot higher, It is because itr weighs more.

What is the independent variable Will more air in a basketball make it bounce higher?

Yes it will because the pressure in the ball will push it up and down

Does a basketball with more air bounce higher than one with less air?


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

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