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Please help! A ball is dropped from the top of a 1,000 foot building. The height of the ball is half its original height after each bounce. What will the height of the ball be after 12 bounces? Using complete sentences, explain the procedure taken to answer this question.

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    You dont have explain in sentences. I just want the height please!

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    This is geometric sequence

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  3. mitosuki Group Title
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    Yes it is, I get the answer 0.48828125, But i dont think it is right.

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    a = 1000 r = 1/2 n = 12 \[1000 (\frac{1}{2})^{n-1}\]

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    It should be n not n-1

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  6. mitosuki Group Title
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    Ok I did that and get 0.488281125

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    \[1000 (\frac{1}{2})^{12}\]

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    But why not n-1?

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  9. mitosuki Group Title
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    Because the formula I am given is with n-1, hmm idkk

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    Do you mean the geometric formula that you are given or this question provides you a formula?

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  11. mitosuki Group Title
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    Well that's the only formula I am given in my lesson.. yeah the first part of ur question is right

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    It shouldn't be n-1. You need to visualize the situation

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    Ok, then why don't you use -1? Because the first height wouldn't count right?

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    |dw:1323133998962:dw|

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  15. mitosuki Group Title
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    thanks, i kinda understand now.

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    Glad that you get help from Open Study

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    Thank you :)

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