The terminal speed for a person parachuting (with the chute open) is about...

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Nanfgnpvn

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I answered 0km/hr and my answer was wrong. Why? Could someone please explain? 

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0km/hr means the person would be STOPPED in mid-air since zero speed means no movement. Terminal speed is the maximum speed an object attains when the drag force through the air equals the gravitational force thereby creating zero acceleration resulting in a constant speed.

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