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# What makes a basketball bounce higher?

Updated: 5/22/2024

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14y ago

when more pressure is applied to a basketball the ball bounces higher. your strength matters. if your strong, you throw the ball on the ground with all your might it will go very high. air inside the ball also matters. if 3/4 of the ball or less is full the ball will barely bounce. in fact there are chances it will not bounce at all no matter how strong you are.

you need to make sure that the ball is full of air if you want it to bounce

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14y ago

3mo ago

A Basketball bounces higher depending on how much energy is transferred to it when it impacts the ground. Factors like the force of impact, the material and pressure of the basketball, and the angle at which it hits the ground can all affect how high it bounces.

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10y ago

A basketball will lose it's bounce if it gets too cold. This is because the air molecules moving inside of the ball are moving slower causing the pressure inside of the ball to decrease.

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