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When a heavy and a light object are dropped from the same height will they both hit the earth at the same time?

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drop a heavy object and a light object from the same height at the same time. time it with a stopwatch, or just watch them.


The heavy object will reach the ground at the exact same time as the lighter object (if they were dropped at the same time).


That would depend on the package, its contents and how it is wrapped. An empty, sturdy box will soon achieve terminal speed and look much like the box would after being dropped from a height of a few meters. A poorly wrapped heavy object would be seriously damaged.


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Due to the lighter gravity, yes it would be "easier" to carry a heavy object on the moon. It would weigh only a fraction of it's weight on earth (about 83.3% less).


-- Take a heavy object and a stopwatch. -- Start the timer as you drop the object from the unknown height. -- Stop the timer when the object hits the ground. -- Read the time off the watch, in seconds. Square it. (Multiply it by itself.) -- Multiply that result by 16.1 . -- Now you have the distance the object fell, in feet.


What a ramp does is trade distance for height. So it's not easier to move an object so much as it's easier to lift an object with a ramp.


If an object heavy enough to turn the nail black has been dropped on the nail, it will probably fall off by itself eventually.


they will accelerate at the same time. Just like what happens when a heavy and light object are dropped from the same height in a vacuum, they will reach the ground at the same time.


The reason is because the mass is like the volume and the weight is like how heavy an object is.


The largest variation from two objects moving downward either 'dropped' or 'thrown' thereby allowing earth's natural gravity to increase until an object approaches and/or reaches maximum velocity. The difference in the two examples, 'dropped' or 'thrown' objects merely illustrates that the "thrown" object will reach maximum velocity quicker than the 'dropped' object.


the gravity on the moon is far less than on the earth, which means that the object will exert less force downwards on your arms, meaning it is easily lifted.


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the only reason things fall is because of gravity, which is a force that attracts things together and pulls things down at the same rate, the Earths gravity is extremely large and pulls us down toward the core, but basically, the heavy object only falls because of gravity, about 9.8km/second, and wouldn't move for anyother reason. So if the earth didnt have gravity, if you moved a heavy ball up a tower and dropped it, it wouldn't fall down


Held fast by or as if by an anchor. An anchor is a heavy object dropped by a boat which embeds itself in the sea floor and thus provides a mooring to which the boat can be secured.


A light object has less momentum than a heavy object. A light object would stop first.


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paper aeroplanes flies in air because they less resist the air. For example- if you drop a heavy object and a paper from same height, the heavy object reaches first to ground and the paper will reach ground after the object. Similarly, paper plane flies for some time in air then it comes down.


A black, big toenail indicates a buildup of dried blood under the nail. This results from direct trauma to the toe like when a heavy object is dropped on it.


Using Einstein's E=mc^2 shows that an increase in m (mass) results in an increase in E (energy). Or if you drop a heavy and heavier object from the same height the heavier one will have greater potential energy. When dropped together they both will reach the ground at the same time but the heavier one will land with a bigger thud because it has more energy.


Yes, but the greater pull is offset by greater inertia. In a vacuum, a very heavy weight and a very light weight would drop to earth at the same rate and would hit the ground together if dropped from the same height.


NO it moves from a warm object to a cool object


It has enough weight under Earth-like gravity that one must exert themselves considerably to lift it.


Befopre you lift a heavy object:understand the weight of the objectGet help in lifting it if necessaryassume an appropriate posture for lifting



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