Problem: A person in the passenger basket of a hot-air balloon throws a ball horizontally outward from the basket with speed 10.0 m/s .What initial velocity (magnitude and direction) does the ball have relative to a person standing on the ground if the hot-air balloon is rising at 5.5 m/s relative to the ground during this throw.What initial velocity (magnitude and direction) does the ball have relative to a person standing on the ground if the hot-air balloon is descending at 5.5 m/s relative to the ground.

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A person in the passenger basket of a hot-air balloon throws a ball horizontally outward from the basket with speed 10.0 m/s .

What initial velocity (magnitude and direction) does the ball have relative to a person standing on the ground if the hot-air balloon is rising at 5.5 m/s relative to the ground during this throw.

What initial velocity (magnitude and direction) does the ball have relative to a person standing on the ground if the hot-air balloon is descending at 5.5 m/s relative to the ground.

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