Shooting Pool

Francisco Manuel
Western Oregon University
Talk Abstract
Many people are familiar with the game of Billiards, commonly known as pool. We will consider a simple version of this game consisting of just the cue ball, cue stick, and table. The ball is shot at a 45 degree angle from the lower left hand corner. In this talk, we will find a general formula for a generic size table that gives us the number of bounces it takes before the ball lands in a corner pocket. Also, we will find a formula for predicting which pocket it will go into.
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