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Horizontal projectile and freely falling body

A rifle at a height H aimed horizontally fires a bullet to the ground. At the same time , a bullet with the same mass in dropped from the same height. Neglecting air resistance, which one hits the ground first?Explain.

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Answer:

Both will hit the ground simultaneously.

When a body is projected horizontally, its initial vertical velocity is zero and vertical acceleration is g, the acceleration due to gravity.

The values of a velocity and acceleration of a freely falling body are also the same.

So, both will hit the ground simultaneously

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