Posted by **Allen** on Sunday, July 17, 2011 at 12:57am.

A baseball is tossed at a steep angle into the air and makes a smooth parabolic path. Its time in the air is t and it reaches a maximum height h. Assume that air resistance is negligible.

a. Show that the height reached by the ball is gt^2/8.

b. If the ball is in the air for 4 seconds, show that the ball reaches a height of 19.6m.

c. If the ball reached the same height as when tossed at some other angle, would the time of flight be the same?

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**Anonymous**, Friday, January 20, 2012 at 8:22pm
A baseball is tossed at a steep angle into the air and makes a smooth parabolic path. Its time in the air is t and it reaches a maximum height h. Assume that air resistance is negligible.

a. Show that the height reached by the ball is gt^2/8.

b. If the ball is in the air for 4 seconds, show that the ball reaches a height of 19.6m.

c. If the ball reached the same height as when tossed at some other angle, would the time of flight be the same?

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