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The projectile travels horizontally at a constant speed (v) over a horizontal distance (s) with time (t) such that s = vt. But the projectile travels downward at a varying speed because of gravity acceleration (g)) over a vertical distance (s) with time (t) such that s = 1/2gt^2 ( time squared). Because of the square term it travels in a parabola shape, curved downward

Q: Why does a projectile travel downward in a curved path?

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