Problem: Two balls roll off a 0.8 m high table with horizontal velocities of 2.0 m/s and 4.0 m/s, respectively. They reach the edge of the table at the same time. Which ball hits the ground first?A)  Both balls hit the ground at the same time.B) The slower ball hits the ground first.C) The ball that travels the shorter distance hits the ground first.D) The faster ball hits the ground first.

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Two balls roll off a 0.8 m high table with horizontal velocities of 2.0 m/s and 4.0 m/s, respectively. They reach the edge of the table at the same time. Which ball hits the ground first?

A)  Both balls hit the ground at the same time.

B) The slower ball hits the ground first.

C) The ball that travels the shorter distance hits the ground first.

D) The faster ball hits the ground first.

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