# Math

A baseball player hits a baseball into the outfield. The equation h= -0.005x^2 +x+3 give the path of the ball, where (h) is the height and (x) is the horizontal distance the ball travels.

An outfielder catches 3 ft above the ground. How far has the ball traveled horizontally when the outfielder catches it.

1. to do this, we substitute h = 3 to the equation and solve for x:
h = -0.005x^2 + x + 3
3 = -0.005x^2 + x + 3
0 = -0.005x^2 + x
0 = x(-0.005x + 1)
x = 0 (this is extraneous)
x = 1/0.005 = 200 ft

hope this helps~ :)

posted by Jai
2. Thank you so much!!! I got the first 2 but I didn't have a clue on that

posted by Vanessa

## Similar Questions

1. ### Alg1

A baseball player hits a baseball into the outfield. The equation h= -0.005x^2 +x+3 give the path of the ball, where (h) is the height and (x) is the horizontal distance the ball travels. A. What is the equation of the axis of
2. ### Alg 1 quadratic functions

A baseball player hits a baseball into the outfield. The equation h= -0.005x^2 +x+3 give the path of the ball, where (h) is the height and (x) is the horizontal distance the ball travels. A. What is the equation of the axis of
3. ### algebra

BASEBALL The equation h = –0.005x2 + x + 3 describes the path of a baseball hit into the outfield, where h is the height and x is the horizontal distance the ball travels. a. What is the equation of the axis of symmetry? b. What
4. ### algebra

A baseball player hits a ball toward the outfield. The height h of the ball in feet is modeled by h(t) = -16t2 + 22t + 3, where t is the time in seconds. In addition, the function d(t) = 85t models the horizontal distance d
5. ### algebra

A baseball player hits a baseball into the outfield. The following equation models the ball's path. If not caught, when will the baseball land? Round to the nearest tenth second. h = -16t^2 + 50t + 4
6. ### algebra

A baseball player hits a ball toward the outfield. The height h of the ball in feet is modeled by h(t) = -16t2 + 22t + 3, where t is the time in seconds. If no one catches the ball, how long will it stay in the air? (Round to the
7. ### math

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?
8. ### physics

An outfielder throws a baseball from the outfield to the third baseman. In flight, the ball reaches a height of 25 ft above the ground. The outfielder releases the ball from a height of 6 ft above the ground with a speed of 124
9. ### algebra 2

a baseball player hits a fly ball that is caught about 5 seconds later by an outfielder. the path of the ball is a parabola. the ball is at its highest point as it passes the second baseman, who is 117 feet from home plate. about