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    Red face Baseball geometry question!

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

    b) At t =2 seconds, how far is the player from home plate?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JaredMims View Post
    (the player is between 2nd and third, not third and home)
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    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 ... \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?
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