Posted by **Steve** on Friday, October 10, 2008 at 9:51pm.

A 0.145-kg baseball traveling 35.0 m/s strikes the catcher's mitt which, in bring the ball to rest, recoils backward 11.0 cm. What was the average force applied by the ball on the glove?

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**drwls**, Friday, October 10, 2008 at 11:47pm
The kinetic energy of the baseball is converted to work pushing the catcher's glove. That work equals Fav*X

where Fav is the average force and X is the distance moved by the glove.

Thus

Fav = (M/2) V^2/X

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**Alan**, Monday, March 21, 2011 at 7:55pm
807.4 N ?

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**jhon**, Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 6:10am
Where could i find the answer?

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