Chapter - 3 Gravitation

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Question:

Why will a sheet of paper fall slower than one that is crumpled into a ball? 

Answer:

When a sheet of paper is crumpled into a ball, then its surface area becomes much lesser than the surface area of a plain flat sheet of paper.

Thus, the upward force exerted by the air on the sheet is more as compared to the one exerted on the ball, so the sheet of paper will face a lot of air resistance.

Hence, a sheet of paper falls slower than the crumpled ball.


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