Posted by **george** on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 12:33am.

A 0.180 kg baseball, traveling 32.0 m/s, strikes the catcher's mitt, which recoils 13.0 cm in bringing the ball to rest. What was the average force (in newtons) applied by the ball to the mitt?

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**drwls**, Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 12:59am
Kinetic energy loss equals work done pushing the mitt. Therefore,

Force = MV^2/(2X)

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**Anonymous**, Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 1:35am
I was just wondering if you just square v and also what do you put in for x?

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**drwls**, Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 1:56am
yes, V gets squared. X = 0.13 m

The force will be in Newtons.

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