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Posted by **Mae** on Monday, January 5, 2009 at 9:17pm.

Could you please check over my answer?

Sn= a(r^n-1)

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r-1

= 3(0.6^5 -1 )

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0.6-1

= 6.9168

That is the answer i get, but at the back of the book the answer is 10.8m. Can you correct what im doing wrong? TIA

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**bobpursley**, Monday, January 5, 2009 at 9:57pmfirst fall 3

second up and fall=2*3*.6=3.6

third up and fall= 2*3*.6^2=2.16

fourth up and fall=2*3*.6^3=you do it

and that agrees with the book.

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**Mae**, Monday, January 5, 2009 at 9:58pmbut is there any way i can apply that to the formula given?

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**bobpursley**, Monday, January 5, 2009 at 10:24pmlook at my work. Notice the 2 in it? Did your think that the distance was up and down?

If you start on the ground, go up to 3 and back down, you can use your formula but subtracting the initial three upwards.

Sn=6(.6^4-1)/(.6-1) -3

= you do it

Notice you only repeat it four times, it hits the ground at the end of the fourth bounce. Think about that. THe first bounce it starts the first repetition and ends on the sound bounce, and so on.

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