A ball is dropped from a height of 12 meters and rebounds one-half the distance on each bounce. Find the total distance it travels.
This is the sum of an infinite geometric series:
Sum =F / [1 - R], where F = First term, R = Common Ratio
Sum = 12/ [1 - 1/2]
Sum = 12 / (1/2)
Sum = 12 x 2
Sum = 24 meters.
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