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

Guest 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

CPhill May 2, 2020