physics
posted by Jack on .
Suppose David Ortiz hits a home run which travels 361. feet (110. m). Assuming it left the bat at 50.°, how fast was it hit?

separate the initial velocity into vertical and horizontal components.
Viv=Vsin50
Vih=Vcos50
horizontaldistance=Vih*t
solve for t.
Now,
you know the vertical distance..
Hf=Hi+Viv*t1/2 g t^2
where Viv=Vsin50
solve for V.