Look back at the data given in problem A-18 that describes the rebound ratio for an official tennis ball. Suppose you drop such a tennis ball from an initial height of
How high would it rebound after the first bounce?
Rebound height = Rebound ratio · Drop height
Substitute the values you know and solve for the unknown.
Rebound height =
How high would it rebound after the second bounce?
Multiply the initial height by
, two times.
How high would it rebound after the fifth bounce?
See part (b).