# Objects of different masses falling

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Hi! I understand that if we are in a vacuum and drop a lead ball and plastic ball (same surface area), the two objects will hit ground at same time because acceleration= g and is independent of mass. However if we take into account air resistance and drop the lead and plastic ball (again same surface area), will the lead ball hit the ground first because it reaches terminal velocity at a greater final velocity ( more air resistance his required to equal the weight)? Or is this the wrong way to think about it. Any help would be greatly appreciated thanks
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1 month ago
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Lead ball would reach the ground faster since its heavier and air resistance has less of an effect on it due to its weight. Hope that helps.
Last edited by zhayl; 1 month ago
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Thread starter 1 month ago
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Perfect thank you!
(Original post by zhayl)
Lead ball would reach the ground faster since its heavier and air resistance has less of an effect on it due to its weight. Hope that helps.
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