Problem: A hockey puck slides horizontally off the edge of a table with an initial velocity of 20.0 m/s. The height of the table above the ground is 2.00 m. What is the magnitude of the vertical component of the velocity of the puck just before it hits the ground? [A] 6.26 m/s [B] 12.5 m/s  [C] 16.3 m/s [D] 19.6 m/s  [E] 22.4 m/s

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A hockey puck slides horizontally off the edge of a table with an initial velocity of 20.0 m/s. The height of the table above the ground is 2.00 m. What is the magnitude of the vertical component of the velocity of the puck just before it hits the ground?

[A] 6.26 m/s

[B] 12.5 m/s 

[C] 16.3 m/s

[D] 19.6 m/s 

[E] 22.4 m/s

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