From Newtons 3rd law, action and reaction are equal but opposite.
The box exerts an equal force on the bat.
You swing a bat and hit a heavy box with a force of 1500 N. The force the box exerts on the bat is
A. less than 1500 N if the box moves.
B. greater than 1500 N if the box moves.
C. greater than 1500 N if the bat bounces back.
D. exactly 1500 N only if the box does not move.
E. exactly 1500 N whether or not the box moves.