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**1. Homework Statement**

After falling from rest a a height of 30 m, a 0.50 kg ball rebounds upward, reaching a height of 20 m. If the contact between ball and ground lasted 2.0 ms, what average force was exerted on the ball?

**2. Homework Equations**

**3. The Attempt at a Solution**

I figured I had to find the average acceleration (v-u/t) in order to determine the average force acting on the ball. Hence, the initial acceleration is 9.8 m/s. Now, how do I find the final acceleration using the given information; the ball is moving upward so gravity is no longer acting on it.

I know that the final velocity of the ball (traveling 30 m) is 24.25 m/s, based on the formula v²=u²+2as...would this value help me in solving the problem?

I'm clueless about the rest.