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## Homework Statement

The buoyant force on a balloon is equal to the mass of air it displaces. The gravitational force on the balloon is equal to the sum of the masses of the balloon, the gas it contains, and the balloonist. If the balloon and balloonist together weight 175 kg, what would the diameter of a spherical hydrogen-filled balloon have to be in meters if the rig is to get off the ground at 22 degrees Celsius and 752 mmHg? (Take MM air= 29.0 g/mol)

## Homework Equations

We're currently studying gases. So I'm thinking of finding mass of h2 gas and then the moles of H2, then the volume and plugging into V=(4/3)(Pi)(r^3) to find radius and then diameter. Relevant Equations --> V=nRT/P. (r=.0821 atm L/mol K), PV=nRT(ideal gas law)

## The Attempt at a Solution

I don't know where to begin. The wording is confusing me. Help please