# A catcher "gives" with a baseball when catching it.If the baseball exerts a force of 462 N on the glove such that the glove is displaced 11.9 cm, how much work is done by the ball? answer in units...

A catcher "gives" with a baseball when catching it.

If the baseball exerts a force of 462 N on the glove such that the glove is displaced 11.9 cm, how much work is done by the ball? answer in units of J.

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The work done is the product of force and the distance the glove displaced..

The force is 462N.The distance the force displaced the glove is

11.9cm.

1Joule = 1Newton force acting for a distance of 1 meter = 1N m

Therefore, the work done inthe displacement of the glove=

462N*11.9cm=462N*(11.9/100)M=54.978Nm =54.978J

The work done is given by the formula:

Work done = Force*Displacement

Given: Force = 462 N, and Displacement = 11.9 cm = 0.119 m

Therefore:

Work done = 462*0.119 = 54.978 J

Answer:

Work done by ball is 54.978 J