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Baseball Related Rates

  1. Oct 5, 2006 #1
    Eh, this is sort of a simple question.

    Milt Famey hits a line drive to center field. As he rounds second base, he heads directly for third base, running at 20 ft per second. Write an equation expressing.. blah blah blah.

    I'm not asking to do the mathematical part. I just don't know conceptually how this would look on paper. What kind of shape would he make, because I can't picture it in my mind. Would he make a right triangle?
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  3. Oct 6, 2006 #2
    Are you asking what the shape of a baseball field is? If so, you can find a diagram at this link:


    PS: I miss those names that you find littered throughout highschool Calc and physics texts. Milt Famey :rofl:
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2006
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