Bouncy Ball

Elementary Brain Teaser - May 20, 2024

A new super bouncy ball rebounds half the height from which it is dropped.  You drop the ball from the roof of your school.  If the roof is 32 feet high, what is the total distance in feet (up and down) the ball will have traveled when it strikes the ground for the third time?

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