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Problem: A car and a dump truck are involved in an accident and crash into each other. Assuming the only force acting is the force of collision, which one experiences the most force during the crash - the car or the dump truck? 1) It depends on which one is moving faster. 2) The dump truck. 3) The car. 4) It depends on the angle of their collision 5) They experience the same size force.

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A car and a dump truck are involved in an accident and crash into each other.

 Assuming the only force acting is the force of collision, which one experiences the most force during the crash - the car or the dump truck? 

1) It depends on which one is moving faster. 

2) The dump truck. 

3) The car. 

4) It depends on the angle of their collision 

5) They experience the same size force.

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