Fundamentals of Physics Extended (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 1-11823-072-8
ISBN 13: 978-1-11823-072-5

Chapter 4 - Motion in Two and Three Dimensions - Questions: 16a

Answer

No, the crate will hit the ground first.

Work Step by Step

After falling off of the truck, the crate will continue to have that constant velocity until something stops it. Your car is driving at the same speed as the crate, so its not possible for the car to catch up to the crate. With nothing stopping it, the crate travels downward (and horizontally) until it hits the ground.
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