A heavy person and a light person parachute together

Physics
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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? 

Jun 13th, 2015

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

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Jun 13th, 2015

but all objects fall at the same speed regardless of mass

Jun 13th, 2015

yeah, but i also think that more weight will increased the speed more faster compared to the lighter weight.

Jun 13th, 2015

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