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Best Answer bonanova, 21 April 2013 - 08:20 AM

Spoiler for Hmmmm.... does it ever stop bouncing?
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Posted 21 April 2013 - 02:58 AM

A basketball is dropped straight down from the rim height of 10 feet. Each bounce, it rises to the same percentage (p%) of its previous height. The ball finally comes to rest after traveling a total of 70 (vertical) feet. What is the mystery "rebound" percentage p?

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 08:20 AM   Best Answer

Spoiler for Hmmmm.... does it ever stop bouncing?

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