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Problem: 1) Anita is running to the right at 5.0m/s , as shown in the figure. Balls 1 and 2 thrown toward her at 10m/s by friends standing on the ground.(Figure 1)a. According to Anita, what is the speed of the first ball?b. According to Anita, what is the speed of the second ball?

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The relative speed of an object:

vr=v-v0, where v is the speed of the object and v0 is the speed of the observer.

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1) Anita is running to the right at 5.0m/s , as shown in the figure. Balls 1 and 2 thrown toward her at 10m/s by friends standing on the ground.(Figure 1)


a. According to Anita, what is the speed of the first ball?

b. According to Anita, what is the speed of the second ball?

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