How Everything Works
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
 
Question 15

If you fire a bullet horizontally and drop an identical bull at the same moment, will they both hit the ground at the same time?
Yes. The fired bullet may travel farther, but it will fall just as quickly as the dropped bullet and they'll hit the ground at the same moment. This effect explains why you must aim above the target when shooting at something far away. The faster the bullet travels to the target, the less it will drop. An arrow travels slowly enough that it will fall a considerable distance en route. You must aim quite high when shooting an arrow.
         

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