how does increasing the height of a ramp affect how far a ball rolls down the ramp
Gravity.. Kinetic energy .
The ball will roll down the slope because the slope is smooth and slanting. the friction applied is minimum, that's why the ball rolls
Basically ink goes down the reservoir and stick to one side of the small ball at the tip of the pen. Then when the ball rolls, the ink on the ball rolls with it and when it touches an absorbing surface, well it transfers onto it.
It has a negative (downward) slope.
The ball that rolls down a spiral track with continue to go straight. It will not change because there is no longer any track to force it to curve.
It increases the acceleration of the ball.
You situation has nothing to do with passed balls. You are talking about the "uncaught third strike". And no, as long as the ball does not hit the ground it is considered caught. If the batter traps the ball and he gets it before it hits the ground, he caught it. Bobbling the ball and catching it is an out.