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## A baseball is hit by a batter with an initial velocity of 95 miles per hour at 45° above the horizontal. The opposing team misses the catch

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A baseball is hit by a batter with an initial velocity of 95 miles per hour at 45° above the horizontal. The opposing team misses the catch and the baseball lands in the outfield 50 meters from where it started. How long was the baseball in the air

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Answer:5.61 seconds

Explanation:The baseball moves as a projectile. Its angle is 45° and its velocity is 95 miles per hour.

Let us convert this to metres per second:

1 mile per hour = 0.45 m/s

95 miles per hour = 95 * 0.45 = 42.75 m/s

We need to find the time of flight of the baseball. Time of flight is given as:

where u = initial velocity

α = angle

g = acceleration due to gravity (9.8 m/s)

Therefore:

The baseball was in the air for 5.61 seconds.