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A tennis ball in a triangular prism 2014-10-06
From Anna:
Hi, I need to find the the base and the height of a triangular prism, but I only know the diameter of a tennis ball that fits exactly in the triangular container.. The diameter for the ball is 8.50cm. Can you help me find the formula? Thank you!
Answered by Penny Nom.
Three tennis balls 2012-05-17
From eiman:
Three tennis balls are placed inside a container . the tennis balls are tangent to the top, bottom,and sides of the container . find the volume of air inside the container surrounding the tennis balls if the diameter of the tennis balls is 6 inches
Answered by Chris Fisher.
Tennis schedule 2011-04-04
From Toni:
I need to create a doubles tennis schedule for 6 players playing over a 32 week schedule where no player repeats with a partner.
Answered by Victoria West.
A tennis schedule 2009-01-26
From Lorraine:
I need to create a tennis schedule. We have 8 players, but only 4 play at one time. I need to create a schedule for 34 matches, but of the 34 each player plays 17 times. Each player must also play with each of the other 7 the same number of times. For instance player 1 will play 17 times, and will play with the other players the same number of times as player 2 does. Is this even possible?
Answered by Robert Dawson.
Volume of a tennis ball can 2006-04-16
From Jon:
Tennis balls are generally packaged in circular cylinders that hold 3 balls each. The diameter of a tennis ball is 6.5 cm. Find the volume of a can of tennis balls.
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
I want to place four sticks equal distance apart into a tennis ball. 2005-12-13
From Bev:
I want to place four sticks equal distance apart into a 3 inch tennis ball. The circumference of the ball is 9 inches. Where should I place the sticks and how many inches apart.
Answered by Chris Fisher.
Tennis balls and probability 2004-11-01
From Jeremy:
I have a hopper of tennis balls that contains 25 new tennis balls and 10 old tennis balls. In the hopper the tennis balls are mixed up randomly. If i take one ball out of the hopper and hit it and then put it back and then take another ball out of the hopper and hit it and put it back, what is the probability that i hit two new tennis balls? Also a tennis ball becomes old after being hit just once.
Answered by Penny Nom.
Lobbing a tennis ball 2000-10-31
From Alex:
If a tennis ball is lobbed into the air with an initial upward velocity of 12 meters per second, its velocity and height will be functions of time in flight described by the following rules:

V=12-9.8T and H=1+12T-4.9T 2

Find the maximum height of the tennis ball and the time it takes to reach that height.

Answered by Penny Nom.
Tennis doubles 2000-02-04
From Brittany Allinson:
Cheri, Beth and Jacinta are daughters of Mr. Sullivan, Mr. Marchand, and Mr. Benoit. Four of these people are playing tennis doubles. Mr. Benoit's daughter and Mr. Sullivan are partners. Cheri's father and Mr. Marchand's daughter are also partners. There aren't any father/daughter combinations. Who is Cheri's father?
Answered by Penny Nom.



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