Kyle, a 95.0 kg95.0 kg football player, leaps straight up into the air (with no horizontal velocity) to catch a pass. He catches the 0.430 kg0.430 kg ball precisely at the peak of his jump, when he is 0.488 meters0.488 meters off the ground. He hits the ground 0.0307 meters0.0307 meters away from where he leapt. If the ball was moving horizontally when it was caught, how fast was the ball traveling?

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Kyle, a 95.0 kg95.0 kg football player, leaps straight up into the air (with no horizontal velocity) to catch a pass. He catches the 0.430 kg0.430 kg ball precisely at the peak of his jump, when he is 0.488 meters0.488 meters off the ground. He hits the ground 0.0307 meters0.0307 meters away from where he leapt. If the ball was moving horizontally when it was caught, how fast was the ball traveling?

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the vertical distance travelled is 

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substitute the given information in the equation to calculate the time t

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9.80m/s' t 0.316s

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the same time taken for the horizontal displacement.

the ve...

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