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PhyIsOhSoHard

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Is the buoyancy defined by the density of the gas inside a balloon multiplied by the volume of the balloon and multiplied by the gravitational acceleration?

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Is the buoyancy defined by the density of the air surrounding the balloon multiplied by the volume of the balloon and multiplied by the gravitational acceleration?

When calculating the buoyancy of a balloon, do you use the density of the gas inside the balloon or the density of the air surrounding it?