60-kg and a 90-kg skydiver jump from an airplane at an altitude of 6000 m, both falling in the pike position. Make some assumption on their frontal areas and calculate their terminal velocities. How long will it take for each skydiver to reach the ground (assuming the time to reach terminal velocity is small)? Assume all values are accurate to three significant digits.
Step-by-step solution Step 1 of 5 The formula for terminal velocity of falling object or person is, Here, is the density of the edium, is the mass of an object, is the acceleration due to gravity, C is the drag coef ient and is the frontal area of the object.