How Far Can a Rubber Band Stretch?

The maximum length that a rubber band may stretch to is determined by its elastic limit, which is proportional to the band’s width and overall quality. If the rubber band is stretched farther than this point, it will break.

Determine the amount of weight, in grammes, that is necessary to stretch a rubber band to its elastic limit in order to provide an accurate reading of the band’s elasticity. The next step is to convert the grammes to Newtons, which is a measurement of the force exerted by an elastic object. The ratio of 9.8 newtons per one thousand grammes serves as the conversion factor. For instance, if it takes a total of 500 grammes of force to stretch a rubber band to its breaking point, we may deduce that its elasticity is equal to 4.9 Newtons.