1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Two eggs, both housed in equivalent protective chambers, are pushed off a desk to the ground. One is pushed with greater force and travels further, while the other is pushed with less force and does not travel as far horizontally. Which egg is more likely to break? (Assuming the protective chamber perfectly snugly holds the egg so there is no jostling of the egg in the chamber) 2. Relevant equations projectile motion, vertical and horizontal components 3. The attempt at a solution In a situation where both eggs are pushed on a flat surface with no vertical drop, the horizontal force does not contribute to the egg breaking or not. It is the vertical force in the first situation that causes the egg to break. Therefore since the vertical force on both eggs in the first situation are the same, both eggs have the same likelihood of breaking (i.e. either both will break or neither will break) My father thinks otherwise, and that total component impact force is what matters, which is why I am posting this question.