Nick hits a baseball 3 feet above the ground at an angle of $25^\circ$ and a speed of 150 ft/sec straight toward center field. At the moment the ball is hit, there is a 5mph (8.8 ft/sec) wind blowing straight back in from center field.
I'm supposed to write two parametric equations that simulate the path of the baseball with respect to time.
So I've tried solving this problem by setting up a right triangle with angle $25°$ and hypotenuse $150 - 8.8 = 141.2$ because though the speed is $150 ft/sec$, the wind blows from the other side at $8.8 ft/sec$... However, in the answer key they seem to have not noted this $8.8 ft/sec$ at all and simply put $150$ as the hypotenuse. But they provide no explanation, so can anyone tell me why it is so? Why don't we take the speed of the wind into account?