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?

2 Answers
Feb 22, 2018

Work = Force * Distance


So, 3245J = F*135m

Then #F={3245{Kgm^2}/s^2}/{135m}#

I'll let you finish the problem

Feb 23, 2018

I got approximately #24.1 \ "N"#.


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


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


Plugging in the given values, we get

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