math
posted by Eric on .
A baseball player hits a bakk that has the path of a parabola. It is at its highest point at second base which is 127 ft. from home plate. How far is the outfielder who catches the ball?

The maximum is reached halfway to where it hits the ground again.
So, that being 127 feet, ...
Naturally, the outfielder is slightly closer, unless he reaches the ball running, and scoops it right off the ground.