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Is the time required to swing to and fro( the period) on a playground swing longer or shorter when you stand rather than sit? Explain.

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The playground swing is like an oscillating pendulum. So the time period of the pendulum is given by the following expression:T = 2x Here, lis the length of the pendulum.It is basically a distance between the center of gravity and point of the suspension that executes simple harmonic motion. So, when we stand on the playground swing, I will decrease and then time period also decreases. Hence, the time required to swing to and fro when you stand on a playground swing is shorter than sit. Conclusion: When we stand on the playground swing, I will decrease and then time period also decreases. Hence, the time required to swing to and fro when you stand on a playground swing is shorter than when you sit on a playground swing.

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