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    Which will reach the bottom of an inclined plane first: a ball, solid cylinder or a hollow pipe?

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    A ball, solid cylinder and a hollow pipe all have equal masses and radii. If the three are released simultaneously at the top of an inclined plane, which will reach the bottom first?

    a. the cylinder
    b. the pipe
    c. the ball
    d. none of the listed.

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    The solution is provided as a step-by-step equational answer in two differently formatted attachments (.doc and .pdf). It determines which will reach the bottom of the inclined plane first between a ball, solid cylinder or a hollow pipe.