(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A major league catcher catches a fastball moving at 95mi/h and his hand and glove recoils 10.0 cm in bringing the ball to rest. If it took 0.00470 seconds to bring the ball (with a mass of 250g) to rest in the glove,

What is the magnitude and direction of the change in momentum of the ball?

What is the average force that the ball exerts on the hand and glove?

2. Relevant equations

p = mv Δ(mv) = F*t 95.0mi/hr = 42.5 m/s m = 250g = 0.25 kg F=ma

3. The attempt at a solution

I attempted to answer the first question by finding the initial momentum

P = (0.25)(42.5) = 10.625

I don't know where to go from here

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# Homework Help: Impulse/Change in Momentum Problem

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