Posted by **lisa** on Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at 1:40pm.

A girl throws a stone from a bridge. Consider the following ways she might throw the stone. The speed of the stone as it leaves her hand is the same in each case.

Case A: Thrown straight up.

Case B: Thrown straight down.

Case C: Thrown out at an angle of 45° above horizontal.

Case D: Thrown straight out horizontally.

In which case will the speed of the stone be greatest when it hits the water below?