Fundamentals of Physics Extended (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 1-11823-072-8
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Chapter 4 - Motion in Two and Three Dimensions - Questions: 3

Answer

Air density decreases as altitude increases.

Work Step by Step

Since the shells could be fired further at higher altitudes, their must be less air resistance at those high altitudes than there is at lower altitudes. Air density is the source of air resistance, so an object would travel farther in areas with the least air resistance.
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