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On the earth, a stone is thrown from a height in a direction parallel to the earth’s surface while another stone is simultaneously dropped from the same height. Which stone would reach the ground first and why?
Both the stones will reach the ground simultaneously. The acceleration due to gravity acts on both, irrespective of their horizontal or vertical path.
For stone 1,
U = 0
Distance, s = h
For stone 2
A=g s = h
Initial velocity in vertical direction is zero
Thus, here also
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