• Support PF! Buy your school textbooks, materials and every day products via PF Here!

What was the speed of the bowling ball

A ball is traveling with constant speed hits the pins placed at the end of a bowling lane 16.5 m long. The bowler heard the sound of the ball hitting the pins 2.5 s after the ball was released from his hands. The speed of sound is 340 m/s. What was the speed of the ball.
 

Integral

Staff Emeritus
Science Advisor
Gold Member
7,185
55
You are given the total time T, let the time for the ball to get to the pins be Tb, let the time for sound to return be Ts

So we have T = Tb +Ts

But we know that velocity is Distance/Time.

Can you take it from there?

I am moving this to the homework forum.
 

Related Threads for: What was the speed of the bowling ball

  • Posted
Replies
5
Views
9K
  • Posted
Replies
1
Views
2K
Replies
5
Views
18K
Replies
2
Views
3K
Replies
7
Views
2K
Replies
6
Views
3K

Physics Forums Values

We Value Quality
• Topics based on mainstream science
• Proper English grammar and spelling
We Value Civility
• Positive and compassionate attitudes
• Patience while debating
We Value Productivity
• Disciplined to remain on-topic
• Recognition of own weaknesses
• Solo and co-op problem solving
Top