Geek Challenge: Gravity Race Riddle

Geek Challenge: Gravity Race Riddle

This month’s Geek Challenge is about the quickest way to get from A to B.

An object is released from rest at Point A.  Influenced by the constant vertical acceleration of gravity, it slides on a frictionless path to Point B (if it's helpful, imagine a soap box derby car).

The following paths represent the vertical profiles of the racing courses from the starting line, A, to the finish line, B.

Which of the 4 paths depicted gets the object from A to B in the least time?


Extra credit:  Name the least time path.

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