Problem: A bullet is fired horizontally, and at the same instant a second bullet is dropped from the same height. Ignore air resistance. Compare the times of the fall of the two bullets.A) They hit at the same time.B) The fired bullet hits first.C) The dropped bullet hits first.D) Cannot tell without knowing the masses.

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A bullet is fired horizontally, and at the same instant a second bullet is dropped from the same height. Ignore air resistance. Compare the times of the fall of the two bullets.

A) They hit at the same time.

B) The fired bullet hits first.

C) The dropped bullet hits first.

D) Cannot tell without knowing the masses.

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