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Two youngsters dive off an overhang into a lake. Diver 1 drops straight down, and diver 2 runs off..

Two youngsters dive off an overhang into a lake. Diver 1 drops straight down, and diver 2 runs off the cliff with an initial horizontal speed v0.

(a) Is the splashdown speed of diver 2 greater than, less than, or equal to the splashdown speed of diver 1?

(b) Choose the best explanation from among the following:

I. Both divers are in free fall, and hence they will have the same splashdown speed.

II. The divers have the same vertical speed at splashdown, but diver 2 has greater horizontal speed.

III. The diver who drops straight down gains more speed than the one who moves horizontally.

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