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

A 150-g baseball pitched at a speed of 40 m/s is hit straight back to the pitches at a speed of 60 m/s. If the bat is in contact with the baseball for 5 ms calculate the magnitude of the average force exerted by the bat on the baseball.

2. Relevant equations

Favg = delta p/ delta t

3. The attempt at a solution

delta p = m (Vf-Vi) = 0.150(60-40) = 3

Favg = 3/0.005 = 3

however the answer is 3000N, can anyone clarify where I made the mistake?

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# Homework Help: Linear momentum baseball pitch

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