1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data The weight of an empty balloon on a spring balance is w1. The weight becomes w2 when the balloon is filled with air. Let the weight of the air itself be w. Neglect the thickness of the balloon when it is filled with air. Also neglect the difference in the densities of air inside and outside the balloon a)w2=w1 b)w2=w1+w c)w2<w1+w d)w2>w1 2. Relevant equations 3. The attempt at a solution In my opinion it should be b). I have simply added the weights. But the correct answer is a) and c).