Justin L.

asked • 05/14/17

What happens to the force of an air balloon if the total weight if the air balloon is higher than the lift force?

A hot air balloon resting on the ground has a 770 N lift force. The weight of the basket is 150 N, and the balloon plus the gas in it weigh 80 N. If a rider weighing 560 N gets in, which statement is correct?
A. The net force on the balloon is 20 N upward.
B. The net force on the balloon is 790 N upward.
C. The total weight of the balloon is 790 N upward.
D. The normal force of the ground on the balloon is 20 N upward.

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Arturo O. answered • 05/14/17

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