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Homework Help: Rolling ball Free fall question

  1. Sep 26, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A ball moving with constant speed 1.0 m/s on a horizontal table rolls off the edge of the table. The ball hits the floor 0.50 seconds after leaving the edge. Suppose you roll the same ball on the same table with constant speed 2.0 m/s. After leaving the edge of the table, how long does it for this faster ball to hit the floor? Neglect air friction.

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
    It would take the second ball .5 seconds just like the first ball because the x and y motions are independent of each other, right?
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  3. Sep 26, 2009 #2
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