1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data A baseball is hit at a height of 1m with an initial velocity of 27 m/s at 32 degrees above the horizontal. A field player is located 50m from the home plate along the line of flight. (a) If he runs, is there a chance he could catch it? what's the velocity? Assume his reaction time is 0.5s, and that he would catch it at the initial level. MAIN ISSUE: (i don't know what he means by "initial level". initial level of the pitcher, or field player?) 2. Relevant equations kinematics equations: Xf = Xi + ViT + 1/2at^2 Vf^2 = Vi^2 + 2a(delta x) Vf = Vi + a(delta T) 3. The attempt at a solution 0 = 1 + 14.308T - 4.8T^2 .... T = 2.99s 66.86 = 50 + Vi(2.99s) ... basically, I got Vi as 7.57m/s instead of 7... maybe it has to do with the "initial position" that i didn't get?