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An archer aims an arrow precisely horizontally over a large, flat field and lets it fly. At the same instant, the archer's watchband breaks and the watch falls to the ground. Does the watch hit the ground before, at the same times as, or after the arrow hits the ground? Defend your answer

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    Same time. Same distance to drop. Mass does not effect the result. Both start from the same height at the same time, with no initial downward component.

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