# SOLUTION: Hello, I'm desperately trying to solve this word problem: A ball dropped from a certain height rises after bouncing 30% of its original height. After bouncing if the ball rises

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 Question 139388: Hello, I'm desperately trying to solve this word problem: A ball dropped from a certain height rises after bouncing 30% of its original height. After bouncing if the ball rises to 2 1/2 ft.,what is the height from which it was dropped? Thank you in advance! Teresa Answer by scott8148(6628)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!let x="drop height" __ 2 1/2 ft. is 30 inches 30%(x)=30 in. __ x=100 in. 100 in is 8 1/3 ft