Posted by **jena** on Saturday, March 8, 2008 at 12:37am.

A baseball is hit with a horizontal speed of 16 m/s and a vertical speed of 16 m/s upward. What are these speeds 5 s later? horizontal speed ?? m/s

vertical speed ?? m/s

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**drwls**, Saturday, March 8, 2008 at 2:04am
The horizontal speed stays the same until the ball hits the ground. Vertical speed v obeys the equation

Vy = Vy,o - g t = 16 - (9.8)*5 = -33 m/s, also until it hits the ground.

Unless the ball was hit off a cliff, it will have hit the ground well before 5 seconds of flight. After 3.27 s, to be exact. The vertical velcoity after it hits the ground will then be zero.

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