# Question: a baseball pitcher throws a baseball horizontally at a linear...

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A baseball pitcher throws a baseball horizontally at a linear speed of 42.5 m/s (about 95 mi/h). Before being caught, the baseball travels a horizontal distance of 15.2 m and rotates through an angle of 48.9 rad. The baseball has a radius of 3.67 cm and is rotating about an axis as it travels, much like the earth does. What is the tangential speed of a point on the "equator" of the baseball?