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you are driving directly behind a pickup truck, going at the same speed as the truck. a crate falls from the bed of the truck to the road. will your car hit the crate before it hits the road if you neither brake nor swerv e?

you are driving directly behind a pickup truck, going at the same speed as the truck. a crate falls from the bed of the truck to the road. will your car hit the crate before it hits the road if you neither brake nor swerve?
 
 

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Shobhit Varshney IIT Roorkee
askIITians Faculty 33 Points
6 years ago
Hi,

It will first hit the ground in that case, because when the crate falls from the truck, it will be having same velocity as that of the truck or that of my car.
So, it won’t be able to hit my car before it hits the ground.

thanks

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