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# Problem: The net force acting on an insect falling downward at constant velocity isA) zero.B) the weight of the insect.C) upward air resistance.D) none of the above

###### FREE Expert Solution

We are required to apply Newton's law of motion to an object moving at a constant velocity.

Newton's second law:

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

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###### Problem Details

The net force acting on an insect falling downward at constant velocity is

A) zero.

B) the weight of the insect.

C) upward air resistance.

D) none of the above