An Open Parachute Increases Air Resistance of a Falling Skydiver by?

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An open parachute increases air resistance of a falling skydiver because the open parachute catches the air which in turn, make the fall slower. As more air gets trapped in the parachute, the more resistance is created. The open parachute allows the skydiver to fall slowly because of the added resistance.
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Because gravity pulls you down but all the air pressure under the cloth (parachute) causes you to slow down, from the air pressure. : Because there is a bigger area, there is more
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Air resistance increases as your speed
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kg*m/s^2. mass times acceleration. Air resistance drags the skydiver up(relatively) while gravity pulls him down. Terminal velocity is reached when the two forces reach equilibrium.
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Becuase gravity pulls you down but all the air pressure under the cloth (parachute) causes you to slow down, from the air pressure. more.
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