Problem: A cart that is rolling at constant velocity on a level table fires a ball straight up.What will be your answer if the cart is accelerating in the forward direction?When the ball comes back down, will it land in front of the launching tube, behind the launching tube, or directly in the tube?

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A cart that is rolling at constant velocity on a level table fires a ball straight up.

What will be your answer if the cart is accelerating in the forward direction?

When the ball comes back down, will it land in front of the launching tube, behind the launching tube, or directly in the tube?

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