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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?

Kinetic energy loss equals work done pushing the mitt. Therefore, Force = MV^2/(2X)

I was just wondering if you just square v and also what do you put in for x?

yes, V gets squared. X = 0.13 m The force will be in Newtons.

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