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A basketball was dropped from the top of a building vertically downwards.

The building had a height of 160 m.

Each time the basketball hit the ground, it rebounded vertically upwards to `1/2` of the height from which it had fallen from previously.

Find the total distance which the basketball had travelled in the air by the time it hit the ground for the fifth time.

The correct answer is : 460
m