1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Two packages are dropped from an airplane. A parachute can increase the cross sectional area of each packages by a factor of 31. The parachute on package 1 fails to open, and the terminal speed of package 1 is 10 m/s. The parachute on package 2 opens. What is the terminal speed of package 2 in m/s? 2. Relevant equations Unsure, considering the problem gave very few numbers to work with. R = ½CρAv2 3. The attempt at a solution I figured since A (cross sectional area) is inversely proportional to vterminal2, that you would square package 1's vterminal (to get 100 m/s) and then divide by 31. I haven't submitted my answer yet so I'm not sure if it's right.