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Why will a sheet of paper fall slower than one that is crumpled into a ball?

Why will a sheet of paper fall slower than one that is crumpled into a ball?

Grade:12

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Harshit Singh
askIITians Faculty 5964 Points
one year ago
Dear Student

A sheet of paper has larger surface area and while falling down it has to overcome the force exerted by air/wind. current, called as air resistance.
The crumpled paper has smaller surface area and it has to overcome very less amount of air current.

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