# SOLUTION: I need help on a couple questions? These are multiple choice. A basketball drops from a height of 76 in. On bounce 1 it rebounds to a height of 38 in. On bounce 2 it rebounds

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 Question 132372: I need help on a couple questions? These are multiple choice. A basketball drops from a height of 76 in. On bounce 1 it rebounds to a height of 38 in. On bounce 2 it rebounds to a height of 19 in. How high does the basketball bounce on bounce 3? a. 9 in. B. 19 in. C. 9.5 in. D 4.75 in. Write a rule for the pattern: -3,-9,-14, -42,-47,-141.....????? Please HELP!!!!! Answer by oscargut(891)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!it rebounds always the half 76,38,19 so the answer is 9.5 -3,-9,-14, -42,-47,-141 first you do -3*3=-9 after that you substract 5 -9-5=-14 after that you do -14*3=-42 the pattern is : multply by 3, substract 5....... -3*3=-9 -9-5=-14 -14*3=-42 -42-5=-47 -47*3=-141 -141-5=-146 -146*3=-438 ......