Lavanya J.

asked • 10/02/18

I need help on a proportionality and similar triangle question

A tennis player stands 39 feet behind the net, which is 3.5 feet tall. He extends his racket to a height of 9 feet and hits a serve. The ball passes 6 inches above the net. How far beyond the net does the tennis ball strike the court? Suggestion: If d is the distance past the net, the distance from the server to where the ball strikes is 39 + d.

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