# Plz help..A baseball leaves the bat with a velocity of 55 m/s.?

The ballpark fence is 120 m away.Does the ball reach the fence if it leaves the bat traveling upward at an angle of 30 degrees to the horizontal.

Plz show work and equations/formulas.

### 4 Answers

- billrussell42Lv 72 weeks agoFavorite Answer
vertical velocity Vv = 55 sin 30 = 27.5 m/s

horizontal velocity Vh = 55 cos 30 = 47.6 m/s

time to reach peak = Vv/g = 27.5/9.8 = 2.81 sec

time to fall from peak, same 2.61 sec

time in air = 5.61 sec

horizontal distance traveled in that time = 47.6 m/s x 5.61 s = 267 m

yes, it does reach the fence

- electron1Lv 72 weeks ago
The ball’s initial velocity has a vertical and horizontal velocity.

Vertical = 55 * sin 30 = 27.5 m/s

Horizontal = 55 * cos 30 = 27.5 * √3 (48 m/s)

During the time the ball is in the air, two things are happening. It has a vertical acceleration of -9.8 m/s^2. And the horizontal velocity is constant. During one half of the total time, the ball’s vertical velocity decreases from 27.5 m/s to 0 m/s. Let’s use the following equation to calculate the time for this to happen.

vf = vi + a * t

0 = 27.5 + -9.8 * t

t = 27.5 ÷ 9.8

This is approximately 2.8 seconds. So, the total time is approximately 5.6 seconds. To calculate the maximum horizontal distance the ball moves, multiply its horizontal velocity by the total time.

d = 27.5 * √3 * 2 * 27.5 ÷ 9.8 = 1,512.5 * √3 ÷ 9.8

This is approximately 267 meters. Since the fence is only 120 meters from the ball park, the answer is yes, I remember a much easier way to calculate this distance.

Range = v^2/g * sin 2θ

Range = 55^2/9.8 * sin 60

This is approximately 267 meters. If you use this equation, you do not need to calculate the time. I hope this is helpful for you.

- PinkgreenLv 72 weeks ago
x'=55cos(30*)=>x=55cos(30*)t

y=55sin(30*)t-9.8(t^2)/2, at time t s

where 9.8 m/s^2 is the gravitational acceleration.

When the ball lands, y=0=>

t(55sin(30*)-4.9t)=0=>

t=55(0.5)/4.9

x=55cos(30*)[55(0.5)/4.9]=>

x=267.32 m>120 m

Thus, the ball flies over the fence.

My opinion: it was proper to say that it actually flied over the fence.