Problem: Nicole throws a ball straight up. Chad watches the ball from a window 5.70  m above the point where Nicole released it. The ball passes Chad on the way up, and it has a speed of 14.0 m/s as it passes him on the way back down. How fast did Nicole throw the ball?

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Nicole throws a ball straight up. Chad watches the ball from a window 5.70  m above the point where Nicole released it. The ball passes Chad on the way up, and it has a speed of 14.0 m/s as it passes him on the way back down. How fast did Nicole throw the ball?

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