Originally Posted by

**JaredMims** (the player is between 2nd and third, not third and home)

**Additional Details**

A baseball diamond has the shape of a square with sides 90 feet long. A player is 30 feet from third base and is running towards home plate at a speed of 28 feet per second.

A)What is the straight-line distance

between the player and home plate?

Pythagoras ... $\displaystyle \textcolor{red}{d = \sqrt{90^2 + 30^2}}$

b) At t =2 seconds, how far is the player from home plate?

at t = 2, shouldn't the runner be past 3rd on his way home?