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Q & A: bouncing soap

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Most recent answer: 12/19/2010
Q:
Does covering a ball in soap affect the bounce height?
- Tab-Tab (age 11)
Kearneysville, WV, USA
A:
This is the sort of question which is perfect for an experiment. There's no general principle involved, so far as we know. The answer may well depend on:
1. what type of ball
2. what type of soap

etc.

The ingredients for the experiment are easily available. Just do it!

Mike W.

(published on 12/19/2010)

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