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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Hoosier_Daddy, Sep 25, 2006.

  1. Hoosier_Daddy

    Hoosier_Daddy Registered Member

    I'm old and I'm too lazy to go back and figure this out. I need help with a times-rate-distance calculation.

    If a baseball pitched from a distance of 60' travels at a 70mph rate of speed how long will it take the ball to cover that distance expressed in seconds?


    Hoosier.
     

  2. Malificus

    Malificus Likes snow

  3. Hoosier_Daddy

    Hoosier_Daddy Registered Member

    Thanks, Mal.

    Can you show me how you expressed the equation?


    Hoosier.
     
  4. Malificus

    Malificus Likes snow

    1 mile = 5280 ft
    60 ft/5280= .0113636 miles
    .0113636 miles/70 mph = 1.62337 x 10^-4
    (1.62337*10^-4)*60*60= .5844155 seconds
     
  5. Mare Tranquillity

    Mare Tranquillity Elite Intellectual

    I did the problem entirely differently and got an answer expressed in furlongs per fortnight, so maybe you'd better go with Mal's answer.
     
  6. Hoosier_Daddy

    Hoosier_Daddy Registered Member


    Yes-yes-yes, my dear, our ages are starting to show.

    Hoosier.
     

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