The statement does not make sense. The correct statement should be, “A baseball thrown vertically upward follows a straight-line path.”
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When a ball is thrown in a vertically upward direction, it traces back the same path toward the downward direction or it falls back in the same position. The path of the graph is a vertically straight line. Therefore, the graph is not a parabola. Hence, the provided statement does not make sense.