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# Describe how a baseball bat is a lever?

Updated: 9/28/2023

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14y ago

Third class.

Nikko Bernhard

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11y ago

When you swing a Baseball bat, the end of the bat, which is intended to hit the pitched baseball, is moving much faster than the part of the bat that you actually hold onto. The extra speed is the result of using the bat as a type of lever.

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15y ago

it's a lever because there is a fruculm on the end effort and force im the middle and resistance at the top

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14y ago

Because you swing it to move something

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15y ago

a baseball bat is a third clas lever

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14y ago

how is a baseball bat a lever???

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### Why is a baseball bat a third class lever?

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### Is a baseball bat a lever?

yes, it belongs to the third class lever. it is considered a lever because the force is between the effort and the resistance. THANK YOU