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Odd ball question

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A rubber ball is dropped on an angle plane. Will it A) bounce in a straight line after it hits the the plane or B) bounce in a curve after it hits the plane?

A or B?

I chose B because I thought that, since its a rubber ball, it would bounce with a curve.
 
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So some other kind of ball, maybe a steel ball, will not bounce with a curve? What is the real reason for the curve? Think projectile motion and try to picture the initial velocity of the ball immediately after it bounces off.
 

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