You drop an egg from rest with no air resistance. As it falls:
A. Only its momentum is conserved,
B. Only its kinetic energy is conserved.
C. Both its momentum and its mechanical energy are conserved.
D. Its mechanical energy is conserved, but its momentum is not conserved.
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