Why does a book fall faster than a paper with the same area?

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Why does a book fall faster than a paper with the same area?

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Air resistance. In a vacuum, both would fall at the same speed but air is going to have more of an effect on the light paper than the book.

The book has more mass and can overcome the air pressure. Paper is so light that a slight bernoulli effect occurs and dissipates the force. In a vacuum they would fall the same though.