Hello - I have a question from a CSET practice exam that i'm having trouble understanding the provided answer. Q Two items are dropped simultaneously from a ten-story building. The items are shaped similarly and are relatively the same weight. Which of the following statements is correct concerning the rate at which the objects fall? 1. The weight of the objects has no effect on the falling rate. 2. The resistance of the air has no effect on the falling rate. 3. The shape of the objects has no effect on falling rate. 4. The distance of the fall has a major effect on the falling rate. The answer is 1. Can someone please explain why the other choices are incorrect. I understand that objects weight has no effect on the falling rate of acceleration, but why wouldn't the shape have an effect? The two objects are similar in shape, which would make sense why the it wouldn't have an effect but if one object was to differ in shape, then it would. The same could go for resistance of the air choice. The resistance would be roughly the same for both objects since they are the same shape and weight, but if it was to differ it would have an effect. Is there an easy explanation someone could provide?