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Identical packets are dropped from two aeroplanes, one above the equator and the other above the north pole, both at height h. Assuming all conditions are identical, will those packets take same time to reach the surface of earth. Justify your answer

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The value of ‘g’ at the equator of the earth is less than that at poles. Therefore, the packet falls slowly at equator in comparison to the poles. Thus, the packet will remain in air for longer time interval, when it is dropped at the equator.

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