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A 0.15 kg baseball is thrown towards a batter with a velocity of 40 m/s. The batter hits the ball and returns it directly back with a velocity of 60 m/s.

What is the change in momentum of the ball?

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    mass times change in velocity
    .15 kg * 100 m/s
    positive in direction of pitcher from batter

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