Posted by Daniel on Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at 11:54pm.
A 600kg weather ballon is designed to lift a 4000kg package. What volume should the ballon have after being inflated with helium at standard temperature and pressure so the total load can be lifted up?
The problem asks for volume. Take it a step further...
assume the ballon is spherical, and find it's radius.

Physics  drwls, Thursday, November 11, 2010 at 12:05am
Let V be the balloon volume.
Let rho1 = air density and
rho2 = helium density. Look them up or use the gas law to compute them. Helium weighs 4/29 as much as air at the same T and p.
For the balloon and its weight to be lifted,
rho1*V = 4000 + 600 + rho2*V
V = 4600/(rho1rho2)

Physics  Daniel, Thursday, November 11, 2010 at 12:22am
ok what is rho? I know the answer to this problem is 9.96 m because our teacher gave us the answer

Physics  Daniel, Thursday, November 11, 2010 at 12:22am
Ok nvm i will do the math. Sorry didn't read what they stood for. Thx for the help =)
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