# Paul Konerko hit a 135 m grand slam in Game 2 of the World Series. He did 3,245 J of work. With what force did he hit the ball?

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Feb 22, 2018

Work = Force * Distance

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So, 3245J = F*135m

Then $F = \frac{3245 \frac{K g {m}^{2}}{s} ^ 2}{135 m}$

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Nam D. Share
Feb 23, 2018

I got approximately $24.1 \setminus \text{N}$.

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We need to use the work equation here, which states that:

$W = F \cdot d$

Since we are solving for force, we might as well rearrange the equation into

$F = \frac{W}{d}$

Plugging in the given values, we get

F=(3245 \ "J")/(135 \ "m")~~24.1 \ "N"

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