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The diameter of a basketball rim is 18 inches. A standard basketball has a circumference of 30 inches. What is the distance between the ball and the rim in a shot in which the ball goes exactly in the center of the rim? Show your work.

First I must find the circumference of the rim
C=pied
C=56.5
Next I subtracted both circumferences from each other
56.5-30
This gave me 26.5
So the distance from the ball to the rim would be 26.5in.

Am I correct

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  1. you did it backwards

    find the diameter of the ball

    then you can find the clearance between them

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  2. Oh, I get it.

    Thank you

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  3. Wait, so can you explain how to do this please?

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