Problem: According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the longest home run ever measured was hit by Roy “Dizzy” Carlyle in a minor league game. The ball traveled 188 m (618 ft) before landing on the ground outside the ballpark.You may want to review (Page 67).For help with math skills, you may want to review:Solving Quadratic EquationsVector MagnitudesResolving Vector ComponentsFor general problem-solving tips and strategies for this topic, you may want to view a Video Tutor Solution of A batted baseball.Assuming the balls initial velocity was 51 above the horizontal and ignoring air resistance, what did the initial speed of the ball need to be to produce such a home run if the ball was hit at a point 0.9 m (3.0 ft) above ground level? Assume that the ground was perfectly flat.How far would the ball be above a fence 3.0 m (10 ft) high if the fence was 116 m (380 ft) from home plate?

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According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the longest home run ever measured was hit by Roy “Dizzy” Carlyle in a minor league game. The ball traveled 188 m (618 ft) before landing on the ground outside the ballpark.

You may want to review (Page 67).

For help with math skills, you may want to review:

Solving Quadratic Equations

Vector Magnitudes

Resolving Vector Components

For general problem-solving tips and strategies for this topic, you may want to view a Video Tutor Solution of A batted baseball.

Assuming the balls initial velocity was 51 above the horizontal and ignoring air resistance, what did the initial speed of the ball need to be to produce such a home run if the ball was hit at a point 0.9 m (3.0 ft) above ground level? Assume that the ground was perfectly flat.

How far would the ball be above a fence 3.0 m (10 ft) high if the fence was 116 m (380 ft) from home plate?

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