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**1. Homework Statement**

Directly from my homework.

One of the fastest recorded pitches in major-league baseball, thrown by Nolan Ryan in 1974, was clocked at 100.8 mi/hr. If a pitch were thrown horizontally with this velocity, how far would the ball fall vertically by the time it reached 61.2 ft away?

It wants the answer in ft.

**2. Homework Equations**

LaTeX Code: x = x_0 + v_0 t + (1/2) a t^2

**3. The Attempt at a Solution**

I started by converting mi/hr to ft/s and got 147.84 ft/s. So with this I figured that the ball would travel the 61.2 ft in 0.41396 seconds. From there I plugged it into the relevant equation to get y = 0 + (0)(0.41396) + (1/2) (-9.8) (0.41396)^2 to get an answer of -0.8934 ft.

The problem is that my question comes with an answer range that says my answer should fall somewhere between 1.8 and 3.6 ft. I've checked and double-checked the problem and I thought I've done it right, but I wanted to get a second opinion. Did I do the problem correctly and the answer range is just wrong, or am I missing something?