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What is the distance from the right center field fence to third base? Show all of your work and round your answer to the nearest tenth of a foot. http://www.andrewclem.com/Baseball/MemorialColiseum.html

 May 2, 2020
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I don't think we  need the Law of Sines or Cosines, here

 

Call home plate  point A

Call third base point B

Call the point  at the right field fence  C

 

We have a right triangle  ABC  with angle BAC  =  90°

 

The distance we are  looking for is the hypotenuse= BC

AC  is one leg  = 300

AB is the other leg  =  90 ft from home plate to third base

 

So

 

BC  = √ [ AC^2 + AB^2]  = √  [ 300^2 + 90^2]  = √ 98100  ≈  313.2 ft

 

 

cool cool cool

 May 2, 2020

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