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A Van contains some helium-filled balloons. When it starts accelerating what happens to balloons?

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A Van with all the windows closed contains some helium-filled ballons floating in it. When it starts accelerating what happens to balloons?

posted Apr 22 by anonymous

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Balloons will lean in the direction of the van's acceleration. This is because the air in the van will rush more towards the end of the van because of its inertia which will exert a buoyant force on the balloon in the opposite direction.

answer Apr 22 by Tejas Naik



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