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Problem: Which ball, dropped or thrown horizontally, (if either) has the greatest speed at the moment of impact? A) The dropped ballC) Both balls have the same speed.D) The ball thrown horizontally

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Assuming that the ball dropped or thrown horizontally are initially at rest position in the downward direction and the acceleration is pointed in the vertical direction. 

Both the balls will have the same vertical speed upon reaching the ground. 

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Which ball, dropped or thrown horizontally, (if either) has the greatest speed at the moment of impact? 

A) The dropped ball

C) Both balls have the same speed.

D) The ball thrown horizontally

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