if a ball is placed on a straight sloping track and then released from rest, the distances that it moves in successive equal intervals of time are found to be in the ratio 1:3:5:7...

show that this is consistent with the theory that the ball rolls down the track with constant acceleration

what is the best way to do this? personnally i would try to prove that the accelerations over the four periods of time considered are equal, but is this appropriate? would it be useful to compare these to acceleration over the total distance considered 16D? or could one use analytical geometry (a=gradient)?