Glide Ratio

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Based on their glide ratios, which of these can glide farther from a given altitude:

  • The white-backed vulture or the sailplane or the paraglider?
  • Explain and support your answer using the representations you made.

When representing and comparing the glide ratios, pay attention to which numbers you use for the forward distances and which you use for the vertical descent distances.