How is gravity related to free fall?

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Gravity and free fall are similar because they are both a force that pulls objects downward.


Gravity is the force that pulls you down. Free fall is when you have no opposing force keeping you up.

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Gravity causes objects to fall and to accelerate.

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The acceleration in free fall IS the acceleration due to gravity, since "free fall" is the assumption that no forces other than gravity act on the object.

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