Problem 8P

CE Predict/Explain Two divers run horizontally off the edge of a low cliff. Diver 2 runs with twice the speed of diver 1. (a) When the divers hit the water, is the horizontal distance covered by diver 2 twice as much, four times as much, or equal to the horizontal distance covered by diver 1? (b) Choose the best explanation from among the following:

I. The drop time is the same for both divers.

II. Drop distance depends on t2.

III. All divers in free fall cover the same distance.

Solution 8P

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In this problem, Two divers run horizontally off the edge of a low cliff, so we need to find (a) horizontal distance covered by diver 2 (b) choose the explanation given.