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Soccer Balls as Projectiles: Horizontal Velocity

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After soccer practice, Coach Miller goes to the roof of the school to retrieve the errant soccer balls. The height of the school is $3.5\ \text{m}$. He kicks a soccer ball which leaves the roof with a horizontal velocity of $15\ \text{m/s}$.

Ignoring air resistance, what is the horizontal velocity of the ball just before it lands on the ground?

A

$17\ \text{m/s}$

B

$15\ \text{m/s}$

C

$9.8\ \text{m/s}$

D

$8.3\ \text{m/s}$