Average Forces Question

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Homework Statement


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Use data from Figure to determine,
(a) the distance traveled by the ball during the first 0.40s,
(b) the change in momentum of the ball, of mass 45g, during contact of the ball with the surface,
(c) the average force acting on the ball during contact with the surface.

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The Attempt at a Solution


(a) 0.8m
(b) [tex]Change \ in \ momentum = mv - mu[/tex]
[tex]= (45 \times 10^{-3} \times 4.2) - (45 \times 10^{-3} \times 0)[/tex]
[tex]= 0.19Ns[/tex]

Answer in textbook is [tex]0.35Ns[/tex], where did I go wrong?
 
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Where on the diagram does contact with the surface begin and end?
 

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