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Calculate Horizontal Distance

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A golf ball is hit off of the roof of a building, into an open lot next to the building. The ball is hit so that it launches straight horizontally from the roof, at a launch speed of $25\ \text{m/s}$.

If the golf ball lands on the ground $4 \text{ seconds}$ after it was hit, how far away from the building (measured horizontally) does it land?

A

$6.25\text{ meters}$

B

$100\text{ meters}$

C

$180\text{ meters}$

D

This question cannot be answered without knowing the height of the building.