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An object that's falling "freely" has no final velocity. The longer it falls, the faster it goes.

An object falling through air is not falling "freely", because the friction between it

and the air acts as if there were a force acting on it, opposite to the direction in

which it's moving. We call that firce "air resistance".

The faster the object moves, the stronger the force of air resistance grows. Eventually,

it becomes equal to the object's weight, whereupon the object has reached its final

velocity and stops accelerating.

It's not possible to know what that speed is, because it depends on the object's

shape and weight.

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