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A football quarterback is moving straight backward at a speed of 2.00 m/s when he throws a pass to a player 18.0 m straight downfield. The ball is thrown at an angle of $25.0^\circ$ relative to the ground and is caught at the same height as it is released. What is the initial velocity of the ball relative to the quarterback?
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$17.0 \textrm{ m/s, } 22.2^\circ \textrm{ above horizontal}$
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