A ball is thrown at 23.2 m/s inside a boxcar moving along the tracks at 34.9 m/s. What is the speed of the ball relative to the ground if the ball is thrown forward

Answer:

The speed of the ball relative to the ground if the ball is thrown forward is 58.1 m/s

Explanation:

Given;

speed of the ball thrown inside boxcar, [tex]V_B[/tex] = 23.2 m/s

speed of the boxcar moving along the tracks, [tex]V_T[/tex] = 34.9 m/s

Determine the speed of the ball relative to the ground if the ball is thrown forward.

If the ball is thrown forward, the speed of the ball relative to the ground will be sum of the ball’s speed plus speed of the boxcar.

Answer:The speed of the ball relative to the ground if the ball is thrown forward is

58.1 m/sExplanation:Given;

speed of the ball thrown inside boxcar, [tex]V_B[/tex] = 23.2 m/s

speed of the boxcar moving along the tracks, [tex]V_T[/tex] = 34.9 m/s

Determine the speed of the ball relative to the ground if the ball is thrown forward.

If the ball is thrown forward, the speed of the ball relative to the ground will be sum of the ball’s speed plus speed of the boxcar.

[tex]V_{relative \ speed} = V_B + V_T\\\\V_{relative \ speed} = 23.2 + 34.9\\\\V_{relative \ speed} = 58.1 \ m/s[/tex]

Therefore, the speed of the ball relative to the ground if the ball is thrown forward is

58.1 m/s.