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Problem: A bowling ball traveling with constant speed hits the pins at the end of a bowling lane 17.0 m long. The bowler hears the sound of the ball hitting the pins 2.55 s after the ball is released from his hands.What is the speed of the ball, assuming the speed of sound is 340 m/s?

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A bowling ball traveling with constant speed hits the pins at the end of a bowling lane 17.0 m long. The bowler hears the sound of the ball hitting the pins 2.55 s after the ball is released from his hands.

What is the speed of the ball, assuming the speed of sound is 340 m/s?

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