A physcial fitness exercise on a basketball court calls for leaping five feet forward and jumping back 2 feet,

then leaping forward five feet, back two, and so on. The goal is to reach the foul line that is 32 feet from the starting point. How many forward leaps must an athlete take to reach the goal?

P.S. Show me step by step how you got and find the answer pls.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    For every set of jumps you gain three feet.

    5 feet minus 2 feet= 3 feet.

    If you were going exactly 30 feet you would hit the mark in ten jumps

    In 11 jumps you would go 35 feet. One would not have to jump backwards on the last jump as you would have jumped pass the foul line.

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    4 years ago

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