Softball Vs Baseball Essay

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Softball versus Baseball in Terms of Speed and Distance There has been, and will for a long time be, much controversy about whether or not baseball players are better, and the sport is more difficult, than softball. If you were to go to a baseball game and then go to a softball game, it would appear that the baseballs are hit harder and farther than the softballs were hit. The two specific fields even differ largely in dimensions: The baseball field being larger than the softball field. There are many things that may contribute to this, such as softball is generally played by females while baseball is generally played by males, the gender difference also means a difference in muscle and strength. Other contributors may be the size of …show more content…
Each distance was divided by time to get the speed in inches per second. Then the average of each was determined.
(5,692.8 inches/second)/(12 trials)=474.4 inches/second
(10,851.6 inches/second)/(12 trials)=904.3 inches/second 5,692.8 being the speeds of the softballs added up and 10,851.6 being the baseballs.
Average Softball Baseball
Speed (inches/second) 474.4 inches/second 904.3
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vertex formula:y=a〖(x-h)〗^2+k In this equation, the a represents the change in slope in the parabola, the x being able to be substituted by the x coordinate of any point on the parabola, the h being the x coordinate of the vertex, the k being the y coordinate of the vertex, and the y being able to be substituted by the x coordinate of any point on the parabola.
Softball:
Vertex point: (0, 28)
Another point (the average distance of the softballs): (370.49, 0)
0=a(370.49)^2+28
a~-0.00020399 rounded
Making the equation y=-0.00020399x^2+28,x≥0. The greater than or equal to is present because the batter did not hit the ball away from the field of play and the starting point was at (0, 28) it was just reflected using the reflexive property.

Baseball:
Vertex point: (0, 28)
Another point (the average of the distance of baseballs): (410.98, 0)
0=a〖(410.98)〗^2+28
a ~-0.00016577 rounded
Making this equation y=-0.00016577x^2+28,x≥0. The same rule applies here for the

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