Air hockey is a game played on a specially designed table. Each player tries to slide a puck across

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Air hockey is a game played on a specially designed table. Each player tries to slide a puck across the table into a goal. The table has tiny holes that create a cushion of air, lifting the puck a small distance above the playing surface.

The cushion of air increases the speed of play because it _____.

(Mark the one best answer.)

A. increases the friction so the puck can be directed more efficiently

B. increases the friction to give the puck an additional push

C. lowers the friction between the mallet and the puck

D. lowers the friction between the table and the puck

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