According to Newton's Third law of motion, all forces in the universe occur in equal, but oppositely directed pairs.
A small car is pushing a larger truck that has a dead battery. The mass of the truck is larger than the mass of the car. Which of the following statements is true?
(a) The car exerts a force on the truck, but the truck doesn’t exert a force on the car.
(b) The car exerts a larger force on the truck than the truck exerts on the car.
(c) The car exerts the same amount of force on the truck as the truck exerts on the car
(d) The truck exerts a larger force on the car than the car exerts on the truck
(e) The truck exerts a force on the car, but the car doesn’t exert a force on the truck
The correct answer is C. Please explain how you arrived at your answer.
Frequently Asked Questions
What scientific concept do you need to know in order to solve this problem?
Our tutors have indicated that to solve this problem you will need to apply the Intro to Forces + Newton's Laws concept. You can view video lessons to learn Intro to Forces + Newton's Laws. Or if you need more Intro to Forces + Newton's Laws practice, you can also practice Intro to Forces + Newton's Laws practice problems.
What professor is this problem relevant for?
Based on our data, we think this problem is relevant for Professor Chapagain's class at FIU.