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Asked May 9, 2019
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8. A baseball player runs from home plate toward first base at 20 ft/s.
How fast is the player's distance from second base changing when this
player is halfway to first base? In the baseball diamond, the distance
between bases is 90 ft
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8. A baseball player runs from home plate toward first base at 20 ft/s. How fast is the player's distance from second base changing when this player is halfway to first base? In the baseball diamond, the distance between bases is 90 ft

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Step 1

Given information:

A baseball player runs from home plate towards first base at 20ft/s.

 

Step 2

Calculation:

Let us assume that x be the distance home plate rum at time t.

 

D be the distance home second base to the home plate.

dx/dt=20

dD/dt when x=45

 

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