Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

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

Chapter 14 - Think and Discuss: 100

Answer

Yes, the balance is upset. The right side tips upwards.

Work Step by Step

The punctured balloon is lightened by the high-pressure air that escapes, and that side tips upward. That high-pressure air had a higher density than the air surrounding the balloon, so the balloon before the popping event weighed more than the balloon after the popping event. This is answered in question 98.
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