Math Problem of the Week

Submitted by david.thacker on Mon, 10/04/2021 - 07:41
Bouncing Ball

Bouncing Ball

A ball is released from a height of 16 feet, and each time it strikes the ground, it bounces back to a height one-fourth of its previous height. At the instant when the ball strikes the ground for the fifth time, how many total feet has it traveled since it was released? Give your answer as a mixed number.

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