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MadTay

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## Homework Statement

A clown at a birthday party has brought along a helium cylinder, with which he intends to fill balloons. When full, each balloon contains 0.00260 m3 of helium at an absolute pressure of 1.10 x 10

^{5}Pa. The cylinder contains helium at an absolute pressure of 1.80 x 10

^{5}Pa and has a volume of 0.00310 m3. The temperature of the helium in the tank and in the balloons is the same and remains constant. What is the maximum number of people who will get a balloon?

Once I entered my first attempted answer, it gave me this as a hint: http://edugen.wileyplus.com/edugen/courses/crs7924/art/qb/qu/c14/EAT_12266037659380_3045928466969894.gif

## Homework Equations

PV=nRT[/B]

## The Attempt at a Solution

As stated above, since nRT does not change for either the cylinder or the balloons:

PVballoon/PVcylinder=number of balloons

(0.00260)(1.1x10

^{5})/(0.00310)(1.8x10

^{7})=195.1048951

So I entered 195 as the maximum number of people that would get a balloon, but it told me my answer was incorrect.

I worked another sample in the book with the exact same problem just different numbers, and I got the correct answer, so I am very lost.