Question

When a projectile is at the highest point of its trajectory, the directions of its velocity and acceleration are

Solution

Correct option is

Perpendicular to each other

At the highest point of the trajectory, the velocity of the projectile is parallel to the ground but its acceleration is directed vertically downwards.

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