Problem: A student throws a heavy red ball horizontally from a balcony of a tall building with an initial speed vi . At the same time a second student drops a lighter blue ball from the balcony. Neglecting air resistance which statement is true? (a) The blue ball reaches the ground first. (b) The balls reach the ground at the same instant. (c) The red ball reaches the ground first. (d) Both balls hit the ground with the same speed. (e) None of statements (a) through (d) is true

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A student throws a heavy red ball horizontally from a balcony of a tall building with an initial speed vi . At the same time a second student drops a lighter blue ball from the balcony. Neglecting air resistance which statement is true? (a) The blue ball reaches the ground first. (b) The balls reach the ground at the same instant. (c) The red ball reaches the ground first. (d) Both balls hit the ground with the same speed. (e) None of statements (a) through (d) is true

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