Purchase Solution

Distance Travelled

Not what you're looking for?

Ask Custom Question

A ball bounces 1/2 its height each bounce. It is dropped from a height of one foot.
a) How many times does it bounce?
b) How far does it bounce?
c)How long does it bounce? Does it ever come to rest?

(Please show work).

Purchase this Solution

Solution Summary

The solution discusses how many times, how far and how long the ball bounces.

Solution Preview

Because, after every collision with the ground the ball will go up half of the height from which it was fallen. So, this process will continue for infinite number of bounces (h/2, h/4, h/8, h/16, h/32......)
distance travelled before first collision = h
distance travelled before second collision = 2*(h/2)
(rise h/2 and fall back)
distance travelled before third collision = 2*(h/4)
distance travelled before fourth collision = ...

Solution provided by:
  • BEng, Allahabad University, India
  • MSc , Pune University, India
  • PhD (IP), Pune University, India
Recent Feedback
  • " In question 2, you incorrectly add in the $3.00 dividend that was just paid to determine the value of the stock price using the dividend discount model. In question 4 response, it should have also been recognized that dividend discount models are not useful if any of the parameters used in the model are inaccurate. "
  • "feedback: fail to recognize the operating cash flow will not begin until the end of year 3."
  • "Answer was correct"
  • "Great thanks"
  • "Perfect solution..thank you"
Purchase this Solution

Free BrainMass Quizzes
Measures of Central Tendency

Tests knowledge of the three main measures of central tendency, including some simple calculation questions.

Know Your Statistical Concepts

Each question is a choice-summary multiple choice question that presents you with a statistical concept and then 4 numbered statements. You must decide which (if any) of the numbered statements is/are true as they relate to the statistical concept.

Terms and Definitions for Statistics

This quiz covers basic terms and definitions of statistics.

Measures of Central Tendency

This quiz evaluates the students understanding of the measures of central tendency seen in statistics. This quiz is specifically designed to incorporate the measures of central tendency as they relate to psychological research.