I think they threw the ball an equal distance.
Graph the Coordinates:
Shift the baseball diamond so that home plate becomes the origin, (0, 0).
3. Find the coordinates for the three bases and graph them below: (
3 points
: 1 point for each base)
a) Home plate: (0, 0)
b) First base: ( 90 , 0 )
c) Second base: ( 90 , 90 )
d) Third base: ( 0, 90 )

Tre's Position:
Tre was standing on the pitcher's mound. The pitcher's mound is 60.5 feet from home base.
4. Draw Tre's position at the pitcher's mound as the point (42.78, 42.78) on your diagram above. (
1 point
)
Calculate Tre's Throw:
5. Using the distance formula, calculate how far Tre threw the ball. (
4 points
: 2 points for setup, 1 for
calculation, 1 for the answer).
sqr(0-42.78)^2+(90-42.78)^2
=63.72
Tre threw the ball 63.72 feet
Hector's Position
:
Hector was standing halfway between first and second base, at the grass line. The grass line is 95 feet
from the pitcher's mound.
6. Calculate the coordinates for Hector's position. [
Note
: We can assume that 95 feet is an approximately
horizontal distance from the pitcher's mound to the grass line.] (
2 points
: 1 for
x
, 1 for
y
)
(95,45)