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# Problem: Mark each of the following statements as true or false. If a statement refers to "two objects" interacting via some force, you are not to assume that these two objects have the same mass.Given that two objects interact via some force, the accelerations of these two objects have the same magnitude but opposite directions. (Assume no other forces act on either object.)

###### FREE Expert Solution

Newton's second law:

$\overline{){\mathbf{\Sigma }}{\mathbf{F}}{\mathbf{=}}{\mathbf{m}}{\mathbf{a}}}$

a = ΣF/m

acceleration is dependent on the mass of the object.

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###### Problem Details

Mark each of the following statements as true or false. If a statement refers to "two objects" interacting via some force, you are not to assume that these two objects have the same mass.

Given that two objects interact via some force, the accelerations of these two objects have the same magnitude but opposite directions. (Assume no other forces act on either object.)