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Carnegie Mellon University



Problem 8 Easy Difficulty

One of the fastest recorded pitches in major league bascball, thrown by Tim Lincecum in 2009 , was clocked at 101.0 $\mathrm{mi} / \mathrm{h}$ (Fig. P3.8). If a pitch were thrown horizontally with this velocity, how far would the ball fall vertically by the time it reached home plate, 60.5 $\mathrm{ft}$ away?


$y = - 0.82 \mathrm { m } = - 2.7 \mathrm { ft }$


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