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# jim drops ball

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jim drops a ball from 300m it gets smaller by 1/3 from its previous hieght. what is it 3rd drop length

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If each successive bounce gets smaller by a factor of 1/3, it will bounce 2/3 of its previous height on each successive bounce......

The third drop will be from a height of 300 (2/3)^2   ≈  133.33 m

CPhill  Jun 12, 2017
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1/3 x 300 = 100m - The length of the last 3rd of the drop.

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If each successive bounce gets smaller by a factor of 1/3, it will bounce 2/3 of its previous height on each successive bounce......

The third drop will be from a height of 300 (2/3)^2   ≈  133.33 m

CPhill  Jun 12, 2017

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