1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data A stationary car on black ice (no friction) is on a banked road and begins to experience some acceleration. What force is causing the acceleration? a) The horizontal component of the normal force b) The vertical component of the normal force c) Gravity 2. Relevant equations 3. The attempt at a solution This confused me, because the answer is clearly gravity (gsinx) but the horizontal component of the normal force also does make sense. So is the answer a or c? From my understanding the normal force is only a reaction force... but it does make sense; say the normal force is applied at some angle; then isn't it possible for its x or y components to cause acceleration? I'm not sure which is correct for bank turns, because i've learned that the horizontal component is from gravity (gsinx) but some websites say its the normal force (Nsinx). What would be the force in this scenario?