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Falling Objects on the Earth and Moon

Imagine that you are sitting on top of a 10-meter tower and drop two objects: a $20 gold piece (weight = 33g, diameter = 34mm) and a silver dollar (weight =26.7 g, diameter = 38mm).

1. Which, if either, falls faster? How do you support your answer?
2. If you repeated the same experiment on the Moon, what would you notice? Again, how do you support your answer?

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This solution provides step by step calculations for finding the speed of falling objects on the earth and the moon.