# Why Do Some Objects Fall Through The Air At A Different Rate Than Others?

Generally falling objects drop at the same rate. In situations where there is no air pressure the weight of the falling objects has no bearing on the rate of descent. This means that two objects of different weight would reach the ground at the same time if dropped from the same height simultaneously.

In actual scenario where two different objects fall through the air, the rate of their descent would depend on the shape of the objects. This is because the air resistance plays a role in the descent of these objects. If a feather and a ball are dropped from a height through air, the feather would fall at a much slower pace as compared to the ball.

Thus, it is not the weight of the objects but the air resistance that makes variations in the rate of descent of different objects when they are dropped through the air. The gravitational force will be the same on all objects and similarly shaped objects would reach the ground at the same time irrespective of their weights.
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