Fundamentals of Physics Extended (10th Edition)

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

Answer

The same.

Work Step by Step

While still on the truck, the crate is moving at the same speed as the truck. When it falls off, the crate continues to travel that same horizontal speed because nothing is acting against it. The truck isn't accelerating and the crate isn't accelerating horizontally, so they're traveling at the same horizontal speed.
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