Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 14 - Reading Check Questions (Comprehension): 18

Answer

The research balloons expand at high altitudes where the outside pressure is lower. If they were fully inflated to start with, they would be more likely to explode.

Work Step by Step

This is discussed on page 272, and Figure 14.15.
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