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High Pressure in Tyres, Won't Burst

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At sea level, an inflated bicycle tyre has an internal pressure of 600kPa. The atmospheric pressure is 101kPa at sea level. (1 bar = 100kPa). The question is: why won't the tyre burst?

There is more pressure in the tyre, thus more force?
 

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Hey,
On the free body diagram of a small part of tyre, what forces seem to be acting ?
 

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