A heavy person and a light person parachute together

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Nanfgnpvn

Science

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Assuming they open their parachutes at the same time, which person reaches the ground first? 

I ansewered that they would reach the ground at the same time but that was wrong so why wouldn't that be the case? Does the increase in mass on the one parachute make it less inclined to slow down  due to air resistance? 

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the heavy person parachute reaches the ground first, due to increase in mass.

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