Swimmers at water park have a choice of two frictionless water slides, as shown in the figure. Although both slides drop over the same height h, slide 1 is straight while slide 2 is curved, dropping quickly at first and then leveling out. How does the speed v1 of a swimmer reaching the bottom of slide I compare with v 2, the speed of a swimmer reaching the end of slide 2?
A) v1 > v2
B) v1 < v2
C) v1 = v2
D) The heavier swimmer will have a greater speed than the lighter swimmer, no matter which slide he uses.
E) No simple relationship exists between v1 and v2.
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