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Which of the following statement is true?
Two objects are released from the same height. Object A falls straight down from the cliff and object B follows a curved parabolic path.



A. A hits the ground before B
B. B hits the ground before A
C. A hits the ground first only if it is heavier than B
D. A and B HIT the ground at the same time.

This question is part of Projectile Motion Quiz
Asked by Siobhan.bond, Last updated: Jul 08, 2020

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Siobhan.bond

Answered Oct 12, 2017

A and B hit the ground at the same time.

If two objects are dropped from the same height with only the force of gravity acting upon them, the acceleration of their descent is an equal -9.8 m.s-2. Mass is not a factor in this scenario as acceleration is the same.
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