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Explain why objects moving in fluids must have special shapes.  

Answer

When an object is moving in a fluid, the fluids exert a force opposite to the direction of motion.

This frictional force is exerted known as drag

To decrease this drag, the objects are given a special shape

Hence, it becomes easier for the objects to move in the fluid

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