Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 4 - Think and Rank: 57

Answer

a. C, A, B b. B, A, C

Work Step by Step

This is discussed on page 66 and in Figure 4.15. The heaviest parachutist, C, falls fastest, because air resistance must cancel the greater weight. The time to reach the ground is longest for the parachutist that is falling the slowest, B.
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