A community for students.
Here's the question you clicked on:
 0 viewing
anonymous
 one year ago
Help please! A large truck and a small car have a headon collision. Which scenario is true?
The truck exerts a greater force on the car than the car exerts on the truck.
The car exerts a greater force on the truck than the truck exerts on the car.
The force that the truck exerts on the car and the force that the car exerts on the truck are the same magnitude.
(I feel like they would be equal due to Newton's Third Law, but wouldn't the truck have more force? And I think it depends on the speed, but this question doesn't specify so I'm assuming they're equal.)
anonymous
 one year ago
Help please! A large truck and a small car have a headon collision. Which scenario is true? The truck exerts a greater force on the car than the car exerts on the truck. The car exerts a greater force on the truck than the truck exerts on the car. The force that the truck exerts on the car and the force that the car exerts on the truck are the same magnitude. (I feel like they would be equal due to Newton's Third Law, but wouldn't the truck have more force? And I think it depends on the speed, but this question doesn't specify so I'm assuming they're equal.)

This Question is Closed

arindameducationusc
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1C will be the correct answer. ignore the previous equation as speed not given

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@arindameducationusc So it would be the third option then?

arindameducationusc
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1yes third option. The small car will exert an equal and opposite force on the truck. That's what will force one of the vehicles to bounce off to the side  otherwise the truck would plow right through the car.
Ask your own question
Sign UpFind more explanations on OpenStudy
Your question is ready. Sign up for free to start getting answers.
spraguer
(Moderator)
5
→ View Detailed Profile
is replying to Can someone tell me what button the professor is hitting...
23
 Teamwork 19 Teammate
 Problem Solving 19 Hero
 Engagement 19 Mad Hatter
 You have blocked this person.
 ✔ You're a fan Checking fan status...
Thanks for being so helpful in mathematics. If you are getting quality help, make sure you spread the word about OpenStudy.