1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Mr Bean – Mind the baby (19:45)

In the film we see how Mr. Bean air puts a stroller with a baby in with the help of a number of helium-filled balloons. Appreciate the reasonableness of this!

1. What is the density of helium and air?

2. What do you think a stroller with a baby should weigh?

3. How big is the lifting power of the balloon in the film?

4. How many balloons are using Mr. Bean?

5. How many balloons should be required?

2. Relevant equations
3. The attempt at a solution

1. The density of air at sea level and at 15 °C is 1.225 kg/m3. The density of helium is 178.6 g/cm3.

2. The weigh of the baby and the stroller is probably around 10*g

3. The lifting power of the ballon is: F=rho * g * V

Now I need the volume of the balloon, I can either estimate the volume or estimate the mass and then multiply it by the density to get the volume. What should I do?

4. I couldn't really count but he probably used around 20 balloons.

5. I divide the lifting foorce with the number of balloons that he used to see how much one balloon can lift. Then I calculate the difference between the lifting force and the stroller + baby's weight. so on...