Sorry if i sound stupid, i just can't understand this problem.
Bob wants to tow a car with his truck. He loosely attaches a rope between the vehicles. Bob accelerates rapidly with his truck, forcing the rope to snap.
Explain the scenario using Newton's First Law.
The Attempt at a Solution
I want to say that the car wants to stay at rest, but shouldn't bob's truck be considered an external force acting upon it?
Any help would be appreciated.