Physics (10th Edition)

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Chapter 3 - Kinematics in Two Dimensions - Check Your Understanding: 9

Answer

Both of them reach the ground at the same time.

Work Step by Step

Since the first bullet has a horizontal velocity, and the second one starts from rest, both of them have the same initial vertical component of velocity of zero. The acceleration of both in the vertical direction is same, so the time taken by both of them to reach the ground is the same. Hence they both hit the ground simultaneously.
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