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Posted by Elisa on Sunday, June 1, 2008 at 1:20pm.

One of the fastest recorded pitches in major-league baseball, thrown by Billy Wagner in 2003, was clocked at 101.0 mi/h . If a pitch were thrown horizontally with this velocity, how far would the ball fall vertically by the time it reached home plate, 60.5 ft away?

I tried to convert from miles to feet, but I got huge numbers that I couldn't work with and I tried to find the time when it fell so that I could fine the vertical distance, but to no avail. I have no idea how to start or do this problem. It seems really simple though.

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