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Homework Help: Baseball problem

  1. Oct 17, 2005 #1
    A pitcher throws a 0.126-kg baseball, and it approaches the bat at a speed of 32.6 m/s. The bat does 71.7 J of work on the ball in hitting it. Ignoring air resistance, determine the speed of the ball after the ball leaves the bat and is 29.6 m above the point of impact.

    i found that the initial KE is 310.36 and i'm not sure where to go from there can someone help? thanks!
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  3. Oct 15, 2009 #2
    Break up the kinetic energy in order to get the initial velocity. Use the kinematic equations to solve the rest.
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