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Two bodies are falling with negligible air resistance, side by side, above a horizontal plane.

If one of the bodies is given an additional horizontal acceleration during its descent, it

1. has the vertical component of its velocity altered

2. strikes the plane at the same time as the other body

3. follows a hyperbolic path

4. has the vertical components of its acceleration altered

5. follows a straight line path along the resultant acceleration vector

I was thinking it might be either 1 or 4...but I'm not very sure...I don't think that the acceleration would be altered because it's constant? But can someone help me confirm that or help me understand the solution? The homework is due today.

Thanks.

If one of the bodies is given an additional horizontal acceleration during its descent, it

1. has the vertical component of its velocity altered

2. strikes the plane at the same time as the other body

3. follows a hyperbolic path

4. has the vertical components of its acceleration altered

5. follows a straight line path along the resultant acceleration vector

I was thinking it might be either 1 or 4...but I'm not very sure...I don't think that the acceleration would be altered because it's constant? But can someone help me confirm that or help me understand the solution? The homework is due today.

Thanks.

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