## A ball is thrown straight up in the air at an initial speed of 30 m/s. At the same time the ball is thrown, a person standing 70 m away begi

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A ball is thrown straight up in the air at an initial speed of 30 m/s. At the same time the ball is thrown, a person standing 70 m away begins to run toward the spot where the ball will land.How fast will the person have to run to catch the ball just before it hits the ground?Vperson= m/s

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1 year 2021-07-22T15:09:33+00:00 1 Answers 30 views 0

Explanation:

Here’s what we know and in which dimension:

y dimension:

[tex]v_0=30[/tex] m/s

v = 0 (I’ll get to that injust a second)

a = -9.8 m/s/s

The final velocity of 0 is important because that’s the velocity of the ball right at the very top of its travels. If we knew how long it takes to get to that max height, we can also use that to find out how long it will take to hit the ground. Therefore, we will find the time it takes to reach its max height and pick up with the investigation of what this means after.

x dimension:

Δx = 70 m

v = ??

Velocity is our unknown.

Solving for the time in the y dimension:

[tex]v=v_0+at[/tex] and filling in:

0 = 30 + (-9.8)t and

-30 = -9.8t so

t = 3.1 seconds

We know it takes 3.1 seconds to get to its max height. In order to determine how long it will take to hit the ground, just double the time. Therefore, it will take 6.2 seconds for the ball to come back to the ground, which is where the persom trying to catch the ball comes in. We will use that time in our x dimension now.

In the x dimension, the equation we need is just a glorified d = rt equation since the acceleration in this dimension is 0.

Δx = vt and

70 = v(6.2) so

v = 11.3 m/s