Geometry

# What arc is in basketball?

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###### 2011-05-11 09:02:54

The arc in Basketball is when you shoot the ball into the hoop. When you shoot it should be an arc shape. When it's an arc shape there is a higher chance of the basketball to go in the hoop.

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