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Free Fall Acceleration: Ball Up and Ball Down

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A student standing at the edge of a cliff has two balls. She throws the two balls simultaneously and with the same initial speed $v$, but she tosses Ball A upwards and she tosses Ball B downwards.

Which statements about the two balls are correct? Choose ALL that apply.

A

Ball A has a greater speed just before impact than Ball B does.

B

Ball B has a greater speed just before impact than Ball A does.

C

Both balls have the same speed just before impact.

D

Ball A lands before Ball B.

E

Ball B lands before Ball A.

F

Both balls land at the same time.