A body A is dropped from vertically from the top of a tower. If another identical body is thrown horizontally from the same point at the same instant, then ___________

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A body A is dropped from vertically from the top of a tower. If another identical body is thrown horizontally from the same point at the same instant, then ___________

(a) A will reach the ground earlier

(b) B will reach the ground earlier than A

(c) Both A and B will reach the ground simultaneously

(d) Depends on external factors

I got this question in an international level competition.

My question comes from Motion in a Plane in chapter Laws of Motion of Engineering Physics I

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Right answer is (c) Both A and B will reach the ground simultaneously

The best I can explain: Both A and B will reach the ground simultaneously. Both have zero initial velocity and cover the same height under the acceleration due to gravity.

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