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Posted by Donald on Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 1:18am.

Several people are riding in a hot-air balloon. The combined mass of the people and balloon is 328 kg. The balloon is motionless in the air, because the downward-acting weight of the people and balloon is balanced by an upward-acting 'buoyant' force. If the buoyant force remains constant, how much mass should be dropped overboard so the balloon acquires an upward acceleration of 0.18 m/s2?

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