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Answer to the Amazing Race Canada puzzle

Think you got the answer to our Amazing Race Canada challenge?

The tricky part that stumped a few teams is that you have to undo the square root to give yourself this equation:

Since dropping and timing the tennis ball is an inexact experiment, we couldn’t expect teams to get exactly the same value for t.

So we accepted answers between 41 and 49 feet.



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