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Why do I land at the same place when I jump?

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Ramanath Parimi
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We know that the earth is spinning fast (1600 km/hr for a point near equator). Given this, why do I land in the same place when i jump up from the ground (or trampoline)? Even a ball thrown straight up lands in my hands - why is this so when the earth is rotating fast? While I am airborne, hasn't the earth moved a little bit; and shouldn't I land at a slightly different position than where I jumped from?
Sherlyn Casco Noperi
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If you were a bouncy ball you would land In a different place but you are not a ball or bouncy that is why you land in the same place. Moderator's comment: This is not entirely correct. A bouncy ball dropped straight down will keep bouncing in the same place.
Mahesh Godavarti
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Sherlyn, think about your answer a little further. We can talk about this face to face at Sunday Friends.
Mahesh Godavarti
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The question is asking you to draw a parallel to the following: Imagine you are standing on a carpet and as soon as you jump up somebody pulls the carpet from under you. When you land you don't land at the same place you jumped off from. So, the question is: when you jump up the Earth has moved from under you. Why do you land at the same place as you jumped off of?