A tennis ball with (small) mass **m2** sits on top of a basketball with (large)
mass **m1**. The bottom of the basketball is a height **h** above the ground, and
the bottom of the tennis ball is a height **h + d** above the ground. The balls
are dropped. To what height does the tennis ball bounce?

Note: Work in the approximation where **m1** is much larger than **m2**, and
assume that the balls bounce elastically.

This is a part of the 'Harvard Problem of the Week' set. Go on and try out the whole bunch of them.

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