Basic College Mathematics (10th Edition)

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Chapter 8 - Geometry - 8.8 Pythagorean Theorem - 8.8 Exercises - Page 594: 47

Answer

The catcher is throwing the ball for $127.3$ ft from home plate to second plate.

Work Step by Step

1. Use the Pythagorean Theorem to solve for the length from second plate to home plate Let $L =$ the length from the two plates $L = \sqrt (90^{2} + 90^{2})$ $L = 127.27922...$ ft $L \approx 127.3$ ft
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