# Problem: A ball is thrown straight upward and then returns to the earth. Does the acceleration change during this motion? A) The acceleration first decreases and then increases. B) During the motion the acceleration never changes. C) The acceleration is larger going down than up. D) The acceleration first increases and then decreases.

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A ball is thrown straight upward and then returns to the earth. Does the acceleration change during this motion?

A) The acceleration first decreases and then increases.

B) During the motion the acceleration never changes.

C) The acceleration is larger going down than up.

D) The acceleration first increases and then decreases.

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