17. A soft foam pit is used for landing during the pole vault. The foam pit cushions the landing of the vaulter by:

asked by @jeremyb10 • 11 months ago • Physics • 5 pts

The answer choices are

A) Reducing friction encountered B) Reducing displacement during landing C) Increasing friction encountered D) Increase displacement during landing

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Increasing displacement during landing. The reason is that by increasing the displacement you are decreasing the rate at which velocity is changing ie. acceleration. With lower acceleration, you have a lower force acting on the pole vaulter.

answered by @juanv2 • 11 months ago