How far can a rubber band stretch?

Answer A large (.006m thick, .08m diameter) rubber band will stretch to .124m at room temperature without breaking. This is a conservative figure however, as folk methods of dead-reckoning indicate that ... Read More »

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How Temperature Affects the Stretch of a Rubber Band?

Most things in nature behave in a fairly predictable way. Most people can make predictions about temperature and how it will affect things: Heat expands, cold contracts. Watch a cake in an oven, an... Read More »

Does the width of a rubber band affect how far it will stretch?

The thickness, or width, of the rubber band will determine how far it can stretch. If you have two bands of the same circumference, but different thicknesses, the thinner one will stretch further. ... Read More »

Does the distance you stretch the rubber band affect the distance it will travel?

The amount of potential energy in a stretched rubber band, and the distance it can travel, depends on how far it is stretched. According to Hooke's Law, an elastic object is stretched in proportio... Read More »

What is the maximum stretch point on rubber bands?

The point at which a rubber band breaks when stretched depends on variables such as the temperature of the band, whether the rubber is natural or synthetic, and which additives were mixed in during... Read More »