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    A spherical balloon has a radius of 9.5 m, and is filled with helium. How large a cargo can it lift, assuming that the skin and structure of the balloon have a mass of 1500 kg? Neglect the buoyant force on the cargo volume itself.

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    Buoyant force = density of air x g x volume of the balloon

    = 1.29 x 9.8 x ...

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    How large a cargo can lift is determined. A complete, neat and step-by-step solution is provided.