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A pitcher throws horizontally a fast ball at 135 km/h toward home plate, which is 18.3 m away. Neglecting air resistance (not a good idea if you are the batter), find how far the ball drops because of gravity by the time it reaches home plate.

2. Relevant equations

v_{ox}= v_{o}

y = v_{oy}*t+1/2(-g)t^{2}

3. The attempt at a solution

First I changed km/h to m/s and got 37.5. Then I found t and got 0.488s. Then I plugged it into the equation above and got 1.166. It was wrong though. Should it be negative or did I do it wrong?

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

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# Find how far the ball drops because of gravity by the time it reaches home plate.

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