The path that a hit baseball takes is given by the formula h=-.0032d^2+d+3 where h = height of the baseball (in feet) and d= distance from home plate (in feet)
If there's a ten-foot fence 300 feet from home plate, will the ball make it over the fence? (I would appreciated if you explain your answer)
h = -0.0032d² + d + 3. Sub in d = 300
h = -0.0032(300)² + 300 + 3
h = -288 + 303
h = 15, so when the ball is 300 feet from the plate it is 15 feet high, and since it is higher than ten feet, it will make it over the fence? So it's yes?
Also, do you know how I find the Horizontal Intercept and Vertical Intercept of this equation?